Tree Articles

  • World’s tallest hardwood tree, found in Tasmania

    July 31, 2017 at 1:18 am

    What is believed to be the world’s tallest hardwood tree has been discovered near Forestry Tasmania’s Tahune Airwalk tourism attraction 88km south of Hobart.  One of two giant Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) found growing together, the trees were detected in August using an airborne Light Detection and Ranging Laser scanning technology (LiDAR).  The trees were subsequently located and inspected from the ground where their heights were measured.  Details of the two trees are as follow: Name: Centurion Height: 100 –101…

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  • Trees and Bushfires

    July 31, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Apart from the potential human tragedy and loss, bushfires often result in a temporary loss of landscape amenity.  Following bushfires there is often apprehension by those directly affected about replanting trees adjacent to homes and other buildings. The benefits of trees in our landscapes are significant and well documented.  The use of fire retardant trees in areas prone to bushfires can not only add beauty to our gardens but, when selected and placed appropriately, fire retardant trees can assist in…

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  • The benefits of trees: shade

    July 31, 2017 at 12:46 am

    When the sun beats down on concrete, bitumen, and bricks these materials store the heat (they have high thermal mass) and continue to release that heat when the temperature cools. So in heat waves, it’s not just the temperature created by the sun during the day that makes us hot, it’s also the heat released from high thermal mass materials, which can occur for several hours, even days. The solution – don’t let them get hot in the first place…

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  • Right tree, right place, right way, and right time

    July 31, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Trees are the dominant component in landscapes and one of the most effective ways of improving the image and landscape character is to plant trees in open space. But not all trees are compatible for every planting site or in every climate. Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions to make when planting trees. Many trees have the potential to outlive those who plant them, so the impact of this decision can last a lifetime. You…

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  • Docklands Project comes to fruition with Norfolk Island Pine

    July 31, 2017 at 12:17 am

    [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://treelogic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/43939594.mp4" preload="auto" poster="https://treelogic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Screen-Shot-2017-08-05-at-1.38.54-pm.png"][/video] Docklands project sees the avenue of Norfolk Island Pines finally being planted. Early in March, Tree Logic was onsite at Harbour Esplanade with consultants Brown and Tompkinson, BKK Architects, Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Cut & Fill to witness a long and extensive project take shape. Steve Frank explains why the Norfolk Island Pine was the species of choice for this major Vic Urban Harbourside development. Thanks to all those involved docklands.com: http://www.places.vic.gov.au/precincts-and-development/docklands-victoria Vicurban: http://www.places.vic.gov.au/land-and-housing BKK…

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  • Are sharks more dangerous than trees?

    July 31, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Even though trees don’t chase after you when you’re swimming or reach out and grab you when you walk past them, there is a perception in some parts of the community that trees are very dangerous. This view was confirmed recently when Tree Logic was involved in a community survey, designed to ascertain local residents views about trees. One particular respondent took us by surprise stating that ‘trees killed between 30 to 40 people every year’. Further investigation showed that…

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