How To Monitor Your Urban Forest For The Future

How To Monitor Your Urban Forest
For The Future

In this workshop, we will share an overview of our research on biomonitoring through the Which Plant Where project to address practical and fundamental questions, such as (1) what to measure? and (2) how often? We will present best-practice methods of data collection, and highlight how biomonitoring urban forests can inform species selection and urban forest performance.

Objective: To provide information on what data local councils should be collecting to support decision-making and forward planning for their future urban forest.
 

For more than a decade, urban growth and increasing temperatures have highlighted the importance of high quality urban green space. Climate change is altering the suitability of urban tree and shrub species as temperatures rise in combination with increased frequency and intensity of extreme events (such as heatwaves and droughts), resulting in poor performance and tree death. Our research highlights the importance of biomonitoring of urban forests to inform management operations and species selection for sustainable green cities into the future.

Local governments are developing urban forest strategies and establishing inventories to effectively plan and manage trees and greenspace. However, it is still unclear how best to monitor urban forests to detect changes in tree performance, growth and failure.

In this workshop, we will share our research on biomonitoring through the Which Plant Where project to address practical and fundamental questions, such as:

  • (1) what to measure? and
  • (2) how often?

 

We will present best-practice methods of data collection, and highlight how biomonitoring urban forests can inform species selection and urban forest performance.

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for practitioners, specifiers, planners and decision-makers to provide feedback in how we can translate our research findings into useful and relevant tools.

Please share this invitation with your relevant local council and state government networks.

Topics To Be Discussed

Why is biomonitoring important?

What and when to measure?
  • Failure rates
  • Growth rates
  • Canopy size change
  • Tree performance / stress


How To Monitor Your Urban Forest For The Future
Event Date and Time:

Starts: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 2:00 PM AEDT

Ends: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 3:00 PM AEDT

Venue:

Zoom Meeting

Enquiries:

Contact Leigh Staas, Project Manager

Register To Attend:

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