Ian Shears, Team Leader Tree Planning, City of Melbourne Introduction Over the past 10 years there has been a significant shift in the way that the City of Melbourne regards the role that trees play within its urban fabric. In a period of time well short of the life span of a long- lived urban…

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Ian Shears – Senior Tree Planner, City of Melbourne The City of Melbourne is internationally renowned for its tree-lined boulevards and parks and gardens characterised by avenue plantings along formal path networks. Melbourne’s community is protective of its trees, and actively aware and interested in their health and maintenance. Consequently, any issue relating to Melbourne’s…

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