Abstract This paper presents some current thinking and experience regarding the relationship between soil quality and tree performance.  It presents information on the restoration of soils damaged during construction work, and also provides a summary of current thinking on soil profile construction.  It concludes with some thoughts on the future of providing quality soil environments…

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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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Dr Peter May – Head of Campus, University of Melbourne – Burnley Campus INTRODUCTION My observation of tree performance post-planting suggests that the first few months after planting are critically important in tree success.  Many planting failures are due to problems with water supply (too much or not enough).  The bigger the tree at transplant…

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Peter May, May Horticulture Services, Associate: Graduate School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne Introduction The recent run of drier then average years and dwindling urban water supplies have tree managers looking for strategies to maintain the health of their tree populations. While the soil plays a role in tree drought tolerance, the answer…

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