31 August 2018
Bookings are now open for the inaugural Australian School of Urban Forestry, to be held in Melbourne from 11-16 November, 2018.
This is the first program of its kind in Australia, and offers an interactive learning experience delivered by leading urban forest practitioners and researchers. The event will be hosted by the University of Melbourne in partnership with the City of Melbourne, organisations who are national leaders in urban forestry education, research, advocacy and practice.
Urban forestry has evolved rapidly over the last fifty years. Initially focusing on trees in urban environments, it is now acknowledged as a complex urban ecosystem based on different landscapes, sites and environments, in addition to public interests, needs and pressures.
These range from the installation, care and management of trees and other urban vegetation, through to the planning and design for increasing concerns around health and social outcomes.
The multidisciplinary nature, and complexity of this field, demands specialised professional development. The Australian School in Urban Forestry explores this multidisciplinarity from government, industry, community, technical and social perspectives, through six days of seminars, skills-based workshops, case study analysis and field trips.