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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This amazing Queensland festival will celebrate its 63rd year in 2012, and as Australia's longest running floral festival, it has only gotten better with age. From September 21-30, Toowoomba will celebrate food, wine, flower culture, entertainment an...

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Enjoying Australia’s Open Gardens in 2012

Australians love their gardening, and with ideal growing conditions almost all year round, it is no surprise that there are some pretty impressive gardens. When the idea came up to organise a way to show some of Australia's public and private gardens...

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Celebrating Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival

In 2012, the Jacaranda Festival will take place between October 19 and November 4, and will be the 78th consecutive running of what is one of Australia's best flower festivals. The festival is described by the organisers as being "thanksgiving for...

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How to Deal With Trees When Carrying Out Construction

When considering any kind of construction close to trees, it is imperative that care be taken to avoid causing any damage, especially to the tree root system. That doesn't mean construction can't be undertaken; just that it needs to be done in a way ...

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Morris Versus Valuer-General

On December 20, 2011, the Land Court of Queensland dismissed an appeal by Roma Morris against the Valuer General's July 20, 2010 valuation of her Brisbane home. The appeal marked the latest in a series of legal battles between Morris and the Value...

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The World’s Largest Tree Planting Schemes

With the world being deforested at such an alarming rate over the last 50 years, planting trees has become a matter of urgency. As the state of the environment has worsened, people all over the world have begun to act, organising massive tree plantin...

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Preparing Your Small Tree (up to 4 metres) for Transplanting

Moving a tree can be quite an intensive process and, depending on the tree, it can be extremely challenging to do it successfully. Unless it is necessary to move the tree, don't, as it puts a lot of stress on the tree to undergo the process of being ...

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Restoring Brisbane’s Parks after the 2011 Floods

Beginning in December 2010, Queensland was hit by weeks of widespread flooding with three quarters of the state affected by torrential rain. The city of Brisbane and its surrounding areas suffered enormous damage when flood waters reached their peak ...

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