Year Published: 2007

TREENET 1997-2007

David Lawry, Director TREENET Incorporated INTRODUCTION On February 17th 1997 the inaugural meeting of the “Urban Tree Cooperative Research Group” was held at the Waite Arboretum in Adelaide. Its stated aims were “to improve the streetscapes of South Australia through a coordinated assessment of existing and potential client needs, species selection, production methods, establishment practices and …

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TREENET TRIALS

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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AVENUES OF HONOUR- BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL PROGRESS

In July 2007 Brisbane City Council published an Avenues of Honour Research Report about twenty four known memorial and commemorative tree planting sites within the Brisbane City Council area, in support of the national project. Among those planting sites are some of the earliest plantings in Australia undertaken in 1917 for local soldiers who lost their lives in World War One…

WHAT IS TREE FAILURE RISK ASSESSMENT?

Mike Ellison SUMMARY Tree risk assessment is currently a hot topic amongst arboriculturists, urban foresters and land managers with responsibility for trees.  However, although the language of tree safety management has developed considerably over the past decade, understanding of tree-failure risk assessment and the concepts that underpin it is by no means universal.  Development of …

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A TREE FAILURE DATA BASE

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) is a large tree reaching 25-35 metres in height with a broad spreading crown. As the tree matures it can develop buttress roots from its very thick trunk. Eucalyptus camaldulensis is the most wide spread and best known of the Australian eucalypts…

TREES (DISPUTES BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS) ACT 2006: A NEW LAW IN NSW CONCERNING TREES & NEIGHBOURS

Judy Fakes ABSTRACT In late 2006, a new piece of legislation regarding trees and neighbours was enacted in the NSW State Parliament. The first case was heard in March 2007. The Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 is designed to provide a simple, inexpensive and accessible process for the resolution of disputes about trees between …

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