Judy Fakes, Commissioner, NSW Land & Environment Court 225 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Abstract Arborists, whether they are council employees or consultants, are increasingly engaged as expert witnesses in many courts and tribunals throughout the country. This paper discusses the role of the expert and their reports in the courts. It considers the nature of…

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Judy Fakes The development of an Australian Standard is a lengthy and detailed process involving representatives from relevant groups and organisations, an officer from Standards Australia and extensive public comment and consultation. The development and current review of AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees is no exception. This paper gives some background to the development of AS4373…

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Judy Fakes, Head Teacher – Parks, Gardens & Arboriculture Ryde College of TAFE, NSW TREENET stands for Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational Network. It is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the urban forest. It is funded by grants and voluntary contributions from participating councils, nurseries and other groups. In 2000 at the inaugural TREENET symposium,…

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Judy Fakes – Ryde College TAFE, NSW Abstract This paper summarises the critical stages of managing the heritage landscapes and trees of the future from planning, site analysis, species selection, stock selection, planting, establishment, and maintenance to removal and replacement. This paper focuses on a landscape approach rather than the management of individual trees.  It…

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Judy Fakes, Ryde College of TAFE Abstract: The electrical distribution industry is a highly regulated, safety-driven industry responsible for delivering an uninterrupted supply of electricity to its consumers. It is also legally responsible for the management of vegetation in proximity to electrical assets. This paper attempts to provide some background information on recent changes in…

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Judy Fakes, Head Teacher of Arboriculture, Ryde College of TAFE, NSW Abstract The increasing demand for space for roads, services and footpaths and the use of old industrial sites for new housing developments have created new challenges for those organisations involved in the planting and establishment of new or replacement street trees. It is increasingly…

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Judy Fakes – Ryde College of TAFE, NSW Introduction. Many tree planting and establishment problems are the result of an inadequate assessment of the characteristics of the medium into which trees are planted. The following presentation outlines a very simple approach to assessing soils in the field. Field results and observations may suggest that further…

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