2010

Calibrating and using a Neutron Moisture Meter to determine water use by urban trees

Neutron moisture meters, NMMs, measure the amount of water in a given volume of soil. The volume of water divided by the total volume of soil is called the volumetric water content, VWC, which we express in various ways, such as m3 of water per m3 of soil, or mm of water per m-depth of soil…

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Whatever Happened to the Backyard? The Minimisation of Open Space in Australian Suburbia

Tony Hall, Griffith University, Brisbane Abstract Although a substantial backyard might be considered an iconic Australian feature, by the late 1990s, almost all new suburban houses had minimal provision of soft-landscaped private open space. Quantitative analyses of examples from older and newer suburban form indicate that this phenomenon is happening irrespective of the size of lot

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Watering Adelaide’s Trees in Times of Drought: Why, How, and Is It Worth It?

Chris Daniels, Philip Roetman, Keith Smith, Sheryn Pitman, Beth Curran, Darren Ray, Pam Gurner-Hall, John Zwar, Christine Goodwin, Graeme Hopkins, David Lawry, Tim Johnson, Martin Ely and Trevor Nottle. contact address School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia City East campus, Adelaide 5000 This paper is an abstract of several sections of

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