Resource Author: Hewett, Philip

WHAT’S MARKETING & BRANDING GOT TO DO WITH URBAN FOREST?

Philip Hewett, City of Newcastle, NSW Australia INTRODUCTION In 2006 the NSW Local Government Association (LGA) policy working group chaired by Newcastle City Councilor Ian McKenzie recommended the association apply for an Environmental Trust grant to establish a program promoting urban forestry to local government. At this time the working group also moved to sponsor me …

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Urban Forest: Risk Started The Ball Rolling – So What Will Sustain It?

Philip Hewett, City Arborist, City of Newcastle NSW Introduction My 2003 essay, ‘As We Think – So We Manage’, considered how influential language was in shaping response to tree-infrastructure interactions. For government, insurers, utilities and many ‘asphalt-hardened’ engineers, tree removal was the first rather than the last consideration. In the words of architect and author Robin …

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As we think – so we manage

This paper discusses risk management as it applies to urban amenity trees. My purpose is not to set out a particular authority’s model for review or to explain what risk management is – that has been extremely well covered in recent years – rather, it is to explore the reasons I believe tree risk management poses such difficulty to bringing it into routine practice…

The value of Trees – The Big Picture

Eleven years ago, Canberra hosted the Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation’s first national tree seminar titled, Trees: Management Issues for Urban Australia…

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