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Heavy Rainfall In North Carolina Damages Tree Health

North Carolina residents are carefully examining their surroundings after heavy rains caused large numbers of trees to become unhealthy. According to professional arborists, heavy rainfall can encourage root rot, which poses significant health and sa...

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Minnesota Resident Killed By Falling Tree

A falling tree killed a Minnesota resident from Eden Prairie earlier this month. The resident, 56 year old Nina MacKay, was out walking her two dogs when a falling basswood tree with a trunk diameter of 70 cm toppled and struck her. According to Fox...

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Adventure Ropes Course Proposed For West Penant Hills

A development tender for an extensive tree ropes recreation course compiled by the Forestry Corporation is going before The Hills Council. The Forestry Corporation hopes to build the ropes course in the Cumberland State Forest near West Penant Hills....

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Bathurst Resident Seeks Council Reimbursement For Arborist Fees

Barthurst resident Terry Jones has lodged an official request for council reimbursements totalling more than $3,000. Jones is seeking the payment for expenses paid to approve the removal of several dangerous trees from his property on Braham Street. ...

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Fig Tree Topples In Hyde Park

City of Sydney officials are investigating the health of several towering fig trees in Sydney's Hyde Park after one nearly fell on a mother and child earlier this month. The woman, a local resident, was nearly struck when an 80 year old Hills fig tr...

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New Planning Rules Affect Farming Practices in Colac Otway Shire

Under new planning rules in Colac Otway Shire, farmers will not be able to remove fallen trees and perhaps even rocks. The shire council will implement the rules as biodiversity and native vegetation maps are updated by the Department of Environment...

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‘War on Weeds’ Declared on Sunshine Coast

Throughout May, the 'War on Weeds' took place on the Sunshine Coast and involved locals replacing their garden weeds with free native trees. Jenny McKay, Community Programs Portfolio Councillor, explained that weed swaps occurred over a period of a ...

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60,000 New Trees for Bundanon’s Erie Park

Plans are in place for a new project to plant 60,000 trees on farms at Bundanon's Erie Park. The riparian zone of the Shoalhaven River will be reconnected with surrounding bush across approximately 23 hectares. The revegetation project will come at ...

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Land Clearing for Farms Target

According to the environment group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia, Queensland can reach its agricultural production targets without clearing new farm areas of trees and other native plants. The state's target is to double production by the year ...

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