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Species Diversity

April 17, 2015

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A common tenet of popular ecology is that high species diversity contributes to the stability of ecosystems by reducing hazards of catastrophic loss of a particular species

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Lake Mountain risk assessments

April 17, 2015

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Arboricultural consultancy can lead to assessing trees in varied and interesting environments from indigenous roadside reserves to streetscapes and parks and gardens and private properties, both urban and rural.  Many wonderful trees have been assessed that could tell many stories, some lived in times previous to our own and may still stand once some of […]

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Ficus virens (White Fig)

April 17, 2015

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A common and widespread species. Produces large spreading branches with numerous aerial roots. Ficus virens var. sublanceolata grows alongside the related white fig in the northern part of its range.

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Benefits of maintaining a healthy understorey

April 17, 2015

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Remnant Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) trees were dying off on a large bush block because of aggressive clearing of the under-storey for fire fuel management.

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Choosing the right tree for shade

December 10, 2012

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The urban forest provides a multitude of benefits from an ecological, climatic, architectural, psychological and economic point of view.  The urban forest provides habitat and food sources for wildlife, provides more efficient use of storm water runoff, mitigates noise and dust levels, improves air and water quality, absorbs pollutants, sequesters carbon and helps conserve energy.  […]

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Melbourne’s remembrance monument lone pine demise

September 12, 2012

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Melbourne’s remembrance monument lone pine is located at the Shrine Reserve. We are saddened to say that the outcome was not as we hoped and the tree was removed in late August 2012. Symptoms evident on the tree back in May led to the intitial diagnosis of the disease Diplodia Blight (Diplodia pinea syn. Sphaeropsis […]

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