2009

Urban Forest: Risk Started The Ball Rolling – So What Will Sustain It?

Philip Hewett, City Arborist, City of Newcastle NSW Introduction My 2003 essay, ‘As We Think – So We Manage’, considered how influential language was in shaping response to tree-infrastructure interactions. For government, insurers, utilities and many ‘asphalt-hardened’ engineers, tree removal was the first rather than the last consideration. In the words of architect and author Robin

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City Of Melbourne: An Urban Greening Perspective

Over the past 10 years there has been a significant shift in the way that the City of Melbourne regards the role that trees play within its urban fabric. In a period of time well short of the life span of a long- lived urban tree, there has been a significant shift from trees being viewed from predominantly aesthetic and heritage perspectives to an understanding that trees are an integral component of the complex green infrastructure of the city…

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TREENET: 2000-2009

Judy Fakes, Head Teacher – Parks, Gardens & Arboriculture Ryde College of TAFE, NSW TREENET stands for Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational Network. It is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the urban forest. It is funded by grants and voluntary contributions from participating councils, nurseries and other groups. In 2000 at the inaugural TREENET symposium,

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