Resource Source: TREENET Symposium

Urban microbiome restoration

Working with the City of Unley and TREENET, in 2022 Jacob began a study to investigate variation in the soil microbiome in Heywood Park, a high profile urban green space in Unley Park in South Australia. Analysis underway revealed microbe diversity and abundance beneath areas of irrigated turf, mulched tree root zones, and well-established and …

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The tree projects

The Tree Projects is an environmental outreach organisation that aims to educate people about the importance and beauty of trees. We do this by creating unique and engaging photos and videos about forests and tall trees. We also help to promote tree based tourism and encourage people to engage with forests via tree climbing. The …

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Shaping the living architecture of the street: Understanding Perth’s native verge garden revolution

Abstract Once a marginal practice, installing native plants on residential street verges is becoming increasingly common in the city of Perth, with a number of local governments (as well as state government entities) actively promoting and incentivising the practice. However, little information is available on the benefits and challenges of transforming the street verge to …

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From parking to parks: The benefits of planting trees in Melbourne’s thousands of redundant car parking spaces

Abstract City streets are often undersupplied with trees and green space. However, parking is abundant – both on streets, and in nearby buildings. With a number of trends and policies encouraging alternatives to driving, the time may be ripe for a conversion of redundant parking space to green space. In this presentation of forthcoming research, …

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Greener, cooler and more sustainable communities: Managing the urban forest into the future using geospatial data

Abstract Whether the value of the urban forest is defined by its socioeconomic benefits or its monetary value, paramount to the understanding of the importance of trees within urban environments is a quantitative understanding of how many trees there are and their spatial distribution throughout the community. City-wide assessments of urban tree canopy cover, e.g., …

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Celebrating our iconic red gums through the ‘Eco-Arts Red Gum Trail’

Abstract Celebrating Red Gums is a community-founded movement to facilitate connection with the past, present and future River Red Gum landscapes of Australia. One of the projects emerging from this initiative is an Eco-Arts Trail.  Through the use of technology, innovation and artistic mediums, the project proposes to immerse trail-goers in a journey which deeply …

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