Opening Address

Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg Mayor, City of Onkaparinga, SA & President Local Government Association SA 18th National Street Tree Symposium Thursday 7 September 2017 Sanctuary Function Room, Adelaide Zoo Welcome to the TREENET Symposium. A special congratulations and Happy Birthday to TREENET for celebrating its 20th Year.   I would like to recognise the Kuarna people…

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Taking it to the Streets: Celebrating a Twenty Year History of TREENET – Responding to the Urban Forest Challenge

G.M. Moore School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus 500 Yarra Boulevard RICHMOND 3121 Abstract In celebrating twenty years since the founding of TREENET (Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational NETwork) and eighteen National Street Tree Symposia, it becomes clear that TREENET has been both follower and leader in providing a…

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Arborists and Arguments in the Urban Forest: A Synthesis

Jamie B. Kirkpatrick and Aidan Davison Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania Abstract The framing of urban trees has shifted from adornment or obstruction to a key asset in the delivery of ecological, economic and social services. This transition has been interwoven with the rise of the profession of arboriculture from the ashbed of…

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Priorities for Arboriculture Management in a Zoo Setting

Jeff Lugg Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Inc Abstract Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Zoo when the public have left for the day and the animals are off limits sleeping? I hope to give you an insight into what Horticulture activities actually occur to enable the standard of grounds that…

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Green Infrastructure Design for Liveable Cities

Georgia Vitale ARUP ARUP CITIES ALIVE Summary Driven by the need to create more liveable communities and sustainable development, governments are rethinking the very structure and function of their cities. At the heart of this movement is a focus on creating more sustainable urban communities and healthier places. A way forward is to rethink the…

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A Tool Kit for Climate-Ready Revegetation

1Nola Hancock, 2Rebecca Harris, 3Linda Broadhurst, 1Lesley Hughes 1Macquarie University, 2Antarctic Climate Ecosystems CRC, University of Tasmania, 3CSIRO Rapid environmental change presents many challenges and uncertainties for planners and decision makers of both urban and natural vegetation. Changes to current practices are needed, based on understanding conditions expected in the future, rather than relying on…

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Insights into Standards for Nursery-Grown Tree Stock

Mark G. Tjoelker, Courtney E. Campany, Remko A. Duursma, Sebastian Pfautsch, Michael J. Aspinwall, David Thompson Western Sydney University Abstract Root to shoot balance in nursery tree stock is an important quality characteristic and contributing factor to tree form, growth and planting success in the landscape. Yet specifying root to shoot balance criteria and standards…

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An Introduction to Innovation for Arboriculture

Sarah Priestley Arbor by Design Introduction Innovation has become the buzzword of the decade, with politicians, CEO’s, business leaders, universities and consultants all using it. The arboricultural industry itself is adopting innovative technologies and approaches such as using drones to assist with inspections, holistic urban forest approaches to tree management, and the promotion of innovation…

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