Year Published: 2009

Urban Trees: Worth More Than They Cost

G M Moore – Research Associate, Burnley College, University of Melbourne, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond Victoria 3021 ABSTRACT: Trees are major urban infrastructure assets. While costs, and the damage and nuisancevalues attributed to trees are widely known, the benefits they provide are often subtle and under- appreciated. Cities are biodiversity hot spots due to the …

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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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Treenet Trials 2009: A Species Odyssey

Tim Johnson, Senior Arborist, City of Mitcham Introduction Street tree trials have been a fundamental part of TREENET since its inception in 1997.Ten years since it was discussed at TREENET’s first symposium, the focus on tree species selection remains, and other factors which impact on the effective functioning of urban trees are also receiving considerable attention. …

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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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