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City Life: Urban Areas as Sinks, Sources and Refuges for Plants and Animals

Urban ecosystems are where people live at high densities (equal to or greater than 186 people/ km2). Currently, slightly less than half the world’s population lives in dense urban areas, particularly cities. In industrialised countries this percentage is closer to 80%. Nearly 85% of Australians live in towns with 1000 or more inhabitants and 2/3rd of the population live in the eight capital cities…

Native trees: the value of selection

Once again there has been a debate about the virtue of using native versus exotic trees in urban landscapes. The debate ignited by issues related…

2004 Treenet Avenues of Honour Survey

This paper is an overview of a preliminary investigation into all tree avenues planted as War memorials throughout Australia. It cannot claim to be a complete record and in some ways serves only to highlight the gaps in our knowledge…

Palms for the streets of Adelaide

Palms generally come from high rainfall areas and therefore require additional watering in areas that receive less rain, lower humidity and have higher evaporation rates…

Dieback in Claret Ash

Claret Ash, Fraxinus oxycarpa Raywood is a popular ornamental tree widely planted in Canberra for its exquisite red autumn foliage…

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