Abstract The challenge for tree asset managers is to target timely investment to deliver the growth and longevity needed to ensure an appropriate return to the community. This is achievable with existing financial resources, but many young saplings currently fail in the landscape and so fail to deliver reasonable return on investment. By targeting investment…

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Abstract Many studies on the benefits of trees and urban green space have been completed in recent years, an increasing number of which calculate monetary value for what are currently non-market benefits. Published economic and financial benefits relate mainly to five services: amenity, shading, air quality, carbon sequestration and water management. Of these, amenity and…

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Abstract TREENET supports research and knowledge sharing to better integrate trees into cities. Since it began in 1997, TREENET has collaborated with industry, government, research and educational institutions to progress Australian urban forestry. The understanding that trees are fundamental assets which support healthy and resilient communities is now more widespread due to TREENET, to similarly…

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Harsha Sapdhare, PhD Student, University of South Australia Tim Johnson, City of Mitcham David Lawry OAM, Space Down Under Abstract TREENET’s focus from its inception to the present has been to improve conditions for urban trees. In arid and semi-arid climates this has meant working to ensure trees have access to adequate water. Past proceedings…

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Tim Johnson City Of Mitcham & University Of South Australia Introduction In 2009 the City of Mitcham retrofitted twelve permeable pavement sections and tree planting pits along a two metre wide verge in a residential street to study the effects of pavement permeability on tree growth, soil moisture, ground movement and soil oxygen content. One…

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Tim Johnson INTRODUCTION Treenet was established in 1997 to help to develop and implement solutions to perennial issues which compromise urban forestry, urban development and the quality of urban life. Treenet’s Vision broadly defines the organisation’s sphere of operation: “to enhance the urban natural environment through the successful selection, production, establishment and management of street…

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Chris Daniels, Philip Roetman, Keith Smith, Sheryn Pitman, Beth Curran, Darren Ray, Pam Gurner-Hall, John Zwar, Christine Goodwin, Graeme Hopkins, David Lawry, Tim Johnson, Martin Ely and Trevor Nottle. contact address School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia City East campus, Adelaide 5000 This paper is an abstract of several sections of…

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Tim Johnson, Senior Arborist, City of Mitcham Introduction Street tree trials have been a fundamental part of TREENET since its inception in 1997.Ten years since it was discussed at TREENET’s first symposium, the focus on tree species selection remains, and other factors which impact on the effective functioning of urban trees are also receiving considerable attention.…

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Tim Johnson, TREENET Inc. Local government urban forestry offers unique challenges and opportunities. The role is vital in the development of community and in our progress toward sustainability, though much of society doesn’t yet appreciate its value. The range of complex tasks performed by council arborists, the breadth of regulatory constraints under which they work…

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