2007

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…

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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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INVESTIGATING THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TREE ESTABLISHMENT IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT – A PROGRESS REPORT

A means of evaluating the establishment of street trees planted as advanced stock has been determined (Leers 2000). This was achieved through a literature review and a survey providing data that has undergone statistical analysis…

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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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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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WAITE ARBORETUM AS A RESOURCE FOR ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE

Dr Jennifer Gardner INTRODUCTION As an experimental rain fed collection The University of Adelaide’s Waite Arboretum is becoming an increasingly valuable resource in view of global warming and widespread water restrictions.   Nestled in the foothills of Adelaide, South Australia, 34o58’S 138o38’E at an altitude of 100–110m, the Arboretum was established in 1928 following a bequest

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