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Tree Health and Resilience
2 May, 2018
Local Governments are well aware of the benefits of tree canopy cover for liveable communities, public health and local biodiversity. This event will address the need to ensure that urban forests are resilient to current and emerging threats, including a changing climate, pests and disease. Land practitioners will be provided with information on the latest research and effective management approaches.
Expert speakers include representatives from State and Local Government, research institutions and non-government organisations.
The program will include:
- Local Government street tree selection and management to increase biodiversity and resilience
- causes and treatment of chlorotic decline of Eucalypt and Corymbia species in parklands on the Swan Coastal Plain
- myrtle rust preparedness and response
- creating healthy soil microbial communities to support tree health and ecosystem function
- the impact of climate change on threatened ecological communities in urban bushland remnants
- marri canker and the management and retention of affected trees on roadsides, and
- treatment of dieback infected gravel pits using metham sodium to avoid pathogen spread during road construction.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.