G M Moore, Burnley College, University of Melbourne, 500 Yarra Boulevard, RICHMOND, 3121 Introduction After the prolonged dry period experienced in south-eastern Australia from 1998-2010, large numbers of trees suffered significant stress in both urban and their natural environments. Many older and stressed exotic and native trees, including large numbers of river red gums, plane trees…

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E.C. Denman, P.B. May, G.M. Moore University of Melbourne This paper has been presented previously at the Urban Trees Research Conference, “Trees, people and the built environment”, 13 & 14 April 2011, Birmingham, UK and the ISA Annual Conference, 25 – 27 April 2011, Sydney. Abstract Sustainable stormwater management presents unique challenges and opportunities in…

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Greg M Moore Burnley College, University of Melbourne 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Australia 3121 Introduction The recognition of trees as important parts of our history and heritage is well documented. Ivens (1981) commented in relation to the historic trees of South Australia: ‘The tangible and visible history of our State, in the form of man-made…

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Greg M Moore, Burnley College, University of Melbourne 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Australia 3121 Introduction While it is usually assumed that the impacts of climate change on street trees and urban forests will be deleterious, the real scenario will be more subtle. Some species will benefit from climate change and others will be disadvantaged. Some cities…

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Dr G M Moore Head of the School of Resource Management and Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne, Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, 3121 INTRODUCTION The processes for developing an Australian Standard for amenity tree evaluation have been difficult, with the first attempts occurring over thirty years ago.  An initial draft was released for comment…

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Dr G M Moore – Associate School of Resource Management and Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne, Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, 3121 INTRODUCTION At the Treenet Symposium in 2006, the issue of the greenhouse effect and climate change were major topics of the opening session (Moore, 2006). However, it is unlikely that anyone attending the…

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DR G M MOORE Head of the School of Resource Management and Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne, Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, 3121 INTRODUCTION “Humanity is conducting an unintentional, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment, whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global nuclear war…It is imperative to act now!” (World Conference on the…

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Gregory M Moore – Head, School of Resource Management, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 3010 Introduction It is difficult to predict what the research priorities should be in relation to the management of urban trees in South Eastern Australia.  However, over the last few years two matters more than most have focused research attention. …

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