Buying the right quality tree.

James Will Senior Lecturer, Burnley College, The University of Melbourne Recommendations Choose a complete growing system that will give you the appropriate root quality, free from root deformation Make certain that the root mass is appropriate to support the canopy (and establish quickly in the…

Disease problems in the Genus Platanus

Mr John S. Brereton In Melbourne as in other parts of the world various forms of Platanus are widely grown suiting the parks, boulevards and avenues to be found in urban areas where large ornamental trees (25-30m height, 20-25m width) are preferred. The Plane often tolerates polluted air and…

Essential establishment irrigation information

A strategy for successful tree establishment Mr Geoff Connellan Principle Lecturer, Burnley College , The University of Melbourne Consultant Engineer   Successful tree establishment and continued growth is the result of sound planning and ongoing careful maintenance. It should not be a matter of…

Homoclimes (Similar climates)

Dr. David Symon Senior Botanist Curator Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae SA (1956 – 1985) Homoclime is not a widely used word. It is derived from homo meaning the same and cline a tract or region of the earth. It is used to describe regions of the globe that have similar climates. Many of the European…

Local Provenance and the Urban Tree

Mr James Will Senior Lecturer, Burnley College , The University of Melbourne Using information provided by Mr Lincoln Kearn Managing Director, Practical Ecology Pty Ltd When bushland areas are revegetated, horticulturists and the community recognise the importance of planting new plants that are…

Ornamental Tree and Shrub disease problems

Mr John S. Brereton (BSc Dip Ag Sci Grad Dip Ed Admin) For the 2006–2007 Metro Tree Handbook we have invited John Brereton to write articles on specific disease problems involving Public Open Space and Nursery crops. This edition we will target Phytophthora cinnamomi. Tree and shrub die back…

Post-planting – Maintenance for Best Establishment

James Will Senior Lecturer, Burnley College, The University of Melbourne Recommendations Differentiate between those trees that will establish quickly (in 1 year) and those that will require 2 years’ maintenance to establish correctly Budget for as much irrigation as possible each week Make…

Recommended Tree Planting Detail

Drawn K.D. Smith, not to scale. Used with the permission of the author. The author gives permission to copy as necessary for specifications. Recommended design for a typical uncovered individual tree pit or planting hole. Adapted from Craul (1992).  …

Site Preparation and Tree Planting Detail

Dr. Peter May May Horticulture Services Successful tree planting depends on the ability of the tree to rapidly initiate root growth, into the backfill of the planting hole, and then into the soil beyond the planting hole. Recommendations Check physical and chemical restrictions of the site before…

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