2022

Community Engagement Toolkit: Urban Forest Governance – Australia and New Zealand

This toolkit has been created to share knowledge through capturing and disseminating attitudes and experiences of leading urban forest managers in Australia and New Zealand. You can read the executive summary below and/or contact me if you would like to read the whole document. Urban forest governance relies on co-operation between state and non-state actors

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More green, less lonely? A longitudinal cohort study

Citation Astell-Burt, T., Hartig, T., Eckermann, S., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., McMunn, A., Frumkin, H. and Feng, X., 2022. More green, less lonely? A longitudinal cohort study. International journal of epidemiology, 51(1), pp.99-110. Abstract Background Urban greening may reduce loneliness by offering opportunities for solace, social reconnection and supporting processes such as stress relief. We (i) assessed associations between

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Selecting tree species with high transpiration and drought avoidance to optimise runoff reduction in passive irrigation systems

Citation Thom, J.K., Livesley, S.J., Fletcher, T.D., Farrell, C., Arndt, S.K., Konarska, J. and Szota, C., 2022. Selecting tree species with high transpiration and drought avoidance to optimise runoff reduction in passive irrigation systems. Science of The Total Environment, 812, p.151466. Abstract Rainfall in cities can generate large volumes of stormwater runoff which degrades receiving waterways. Irrigating

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Managing the challenge of Tree Conservation and Fruit Bat Colony Conservation

ABSTRACT Linda has been a volunteer flying-fox rehabilitator, trainer, consultant and researcher for 33 years. She has worked in numerous colonies throughout New South Wales and Queensland with a range of roost canopies including rainforest, Bangalow palms, casuarinas and mangroves. Linda is currently working as a consultant for wildlife care groups and stakeholders responsible for

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Australian Forest Tour

ABSTRACT Lilith is a horticulturist at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens where her responsibilities include tending the plantings associated with the First Creek Wetland and the International Rose Garden. Beyond her work as the Botanic Garden she is a passionate advocate for native revegetation, particularly of road verges, and she is volunteer grower for Trees For

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Santos Museum of Economic Botany Tour

ABSTRACT Kelly has worked in a variety of roles in the with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium’s Public Programmes team since 2015. Kelly has a multidisciplinary background and experience in public programming, community engagement, and education and training delivery in scientific and cultural institutions. Kelly’s experience includes compliance and operational management in the education

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Street Tree Trials

ABSTRACT Planting locally unfamiliar tree species to assess their performance under urban conditions has been a major focus since TREENET was founded. Early species trials now provide valuable information, but they are limited in quantity, species diversity and spatial distribution. Familiarity with a wide range of resilient tree species is fundamental to addressing urban forestry’s

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Monitoring newly planted street trees using remote sensing

ABSTRACT After graduating in forestry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Patricia completed a Master of Natural Resources Ecology and Management at the Oklahoma State University. Her research has included studying industrial plantation forests, investigating above and below ground biomass growth, and evaluation of silvicultural operations from nursery to harvest for national companies in

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