Moore, Greg

FIRE, TREES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The Black Saturday fires that occurred on 7 February 2009 in Victoria conjure images of destruction, damage and death. These fires, like those of Ash Wednesday in 1983, and more recently in Sydney, South Australia, Western Australia and Canberra, are seen as devastating and catastrophic to the natural environment, human life and property…

Urban Trees: Worth More Than They Cost

G M Moore – Research Associate, Burnley College, University of Melbourne, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond Victoria 3021 ABSTRACT: Trees are major urban infrastructure assets. While costs, and the damage and nuisancevalues attributed to trees are widely known, the benefits they provide are often subtle and under- appreciated. Cities are biodiversity hot spots due to the …

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Native trees: the value of selection

Once again there has been a debate about the virtue of using native versus exotic trees in urban landscapes. The debate ignited by issues related…

A Management System and Choices for Australia – Dr G.M. Moore

The role of trees in the urban landscape is essential not only to the aesthetics of cities, but also for the well-being of their citizens. Australians tend to take their parks, avenues and boulevards for granted, but in recent years there has been a significant loss of public open space, and a series of dramatic and often unintended attacks on trees growing in urban environments…

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