Martin Norris, Wellington Shire Council, Coordinator, Open Space Planning and Support Abstract Broadly speaking, an act of God is a contract or tort law defence for an event (accident) that was caused by natural forces that were outside human control and that could not have been prevented by ordinary skill and foresight. This defense is not…

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Martin Norris – Open Space Planner, Wellington Shire Council Introduction Urban trees directly influence the lives of the 87% of Australian people that live in urban areas. Hence, urban trees are valuable community resources, and much literature has focused on this from both societal values (e.g., Kaplan 1977; Kuo 2003; Wolf 1998a) and via quantitatively…

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