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Proceedings of the

th

14 National Street Tree

Symposium 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9806814-1-3

TREENET Proceedings of the 14th National Street Tree Symposium 2013

Author/Contributor: Williams, Glenn; and Wojcik, Natasha (eds)

Date of Publication: September 2013 ~ 100pp.

CONTENTS

Contents

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS OF TREENET 2013

TREENET MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY BOARD 2013

Speaker and Panellist Profiles

Environmental change, disease, and biodiversity

FROM GREY TO GREEN: LIFE SUPPORT FOR HUMAN HABITATS

Introduction

Approach

Rationale and guiding principles

Process in South Australia

Conclusion

References

Do eucalypts have a place in the Urban Forest of today and tomorrow?

Introduction

How can we make this iconic Australian tree genus into a happy suburbanite? Are ‘designer trees’ the answer?

Acknowledgements

Healthy aging and the importance of water

Recycled Wastewater for Parkland Plant Irrigation and Sustainability Measures

Abstract

Introduction

Salinity and general toxic effects of recycled wastewater

Toxic effects of sodium on plants

Toxic effects of chloride on plants

Toxic effects of boron on plants

Effects of water logging

Glenelg wastewater for Adelaide parklands

Conclusion

References

Council Verges as the Next Wetland

The City of Salisbury and TREENET Working Together

Abstract

Introduction

City Overview

Soils and Climate

The council verge as the next wetland

Water Sensitive Urban Design Development

The 14th National Street Tree Symposium 2013 Trees and Infrastructure and the Heat Island Effect

Opportunities for using Water Sensitive Urban Design

Author Biographies

References

Urban Forest – helping to ameliorate the effects of pollutants entering coastal habitat

Tree establishment in the urban environment.

Introduction

Changed tree orientation

Heat radiated from a surface may induce trunk summer sunscald

Applying these lessons

REFERENCES

Avenues of Honour 1915-2015 Project

Background

Purpose

Project Scope

Outcomes

Technical development

Participation and promotion

Conclusion

References

Quantifying our Arboricultural Legacy – analysis of age class distributions.

Introduction

Method

Ring-barking and Girdling: How much vascular connection do you need between Roots and Crown?......... 87 Abstract

Introduction

Causes of Ring-barking and Girdling

The physiology of Ring-barking and Girdling

Other effects of Ring-barking and Girdling

Arboricultural treatments for Ring-barking and Girdling

Conclusion

Acknowledgements

References

The 14th National Street Tree Symposium 2013 INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS OF TREENET 2013

ASSOCIATIONS

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects SA (AILA SA) Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists (IACA) Arboriculture Australia Ltd Local Government Tree Resources Association (NSW) Nursery & Garden Industry SA Inc (NGISA) Queensland Association of Arboriculture (QAA) Council Arboriculture Victoria

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2. DEFINITIONS 2.1 “The Act” means the Associations Incorporations Act 1985.

2.2 “Association” means the above named Association.

2.3 “Management Committee” means the committee referred to in Rule 11.

2.4 “Advisory Board” means the Board referred to in Rule 12.

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3.2.2 To promote research and education relating to urban forests including holding symposia.

3.2.3 To broaden the body of knowledge that exists about street trees and foster research, distribute applicable information, facilitate cooperation and enlist community support concerning the protection, preservation and enhancement of the urban forest.

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4. POWERS The Association shall have all the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Act.

5. MEMBERSHIP

5.1 Membership When an organisation or person has agreed to become a member of the Association and has paid the Association’s membership fee where it applies, then that organisation or person will be admitted to membership pursuant to the Constitution, and their name shall be entered in the Association’s Register of Members.

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5.4 Register of Members A Register of Members shall be kept which contains the name, postal or electronic address, class of membership and subscription details of each Member and the date of joining the Association.

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6. MEMBERSHIP FEES The Management Committee shall from time to time set the terms and conditions of membership fees, if any, for the different classes of membership.

7. CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership may cease by resignation, expulsion or non payment of fees.

7.1 Resignation Members shall cease to be a member by notifying the Association by whatever means the Management Committee might direct from time to time.





7.2 Expulsion If any Member wilfully refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of the Constitution, or is guilty of any conduct which in the opinion of the Management Committee is unbecoming to a Member or prejudicial to the interests of the Association, the Committee shall have the power to

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8. PROPERTY AND FINANCE

8.1 The funds and other property of the Association shall be managed and controlled by the Management Committee and shall be used only for the vision and aims of the Association.

8.2 All cheques, negotiable instruments and orders drawn by the Association shall be signed by two persons designated by the Management Committee.

8.3 Subject to Rule 8.1, the surplus funds of the Association may be invested in such manner as the Management Committee sees fit, except direct equities.

8.4 The accounts of the Association shall be audited annually.

8.5 The financial year of the Association shall be from 1 July to 30 June.

8.6 The Association shall prepare financial accounts at the end of each financial year.

9. NOT-FOR -PROFIT The assets and income of the Association shall be applied solely in furtherance of its above-mentioned vision and aims and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the Association except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or for reimbursement for expenses incurred.

10. MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION

10.1 The Annual General Meeting shall be held at such time as the Management Committee shall determine.

10.2 Any Motion that any voting Member proposes to move at the Annual General Meeting including a proposal to alter the Constitution shall be given in writing to the Management Committee at least four weeks before the meeting.

10.3 At least 21 days before the Annual General Meeting or any other General Meeting, notice shall be given by written or electronic form sent to all members of the Association entitled to vote, but any accidental omission to give notice to any voting member shall not invalidate the meeting.

10.4 At the Annual General Meeting, ordinary business shall be the presentation of the audited financial accounts, election of the Management Committee and the appointment of an auditor.

10.5 Each voting member present shall be entitled to one vote. In case of an equality of votes, the Chair shall have a second or casting vote.

10.6 A Special General Meeting may be requested by ten voting members presenting an agenda to the Management Committee, the agenda being signed by all ten members. The Management Committee must within 14 days give notice of a Special General Meeting to be at least 21 days from the notice date. The Special General Meeting will be limited to the agenda items plus other items of which the Committee gives notice. Once the agenda items have been resolved by

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10.7 An Advisory Board Member shall be entitled to appoint in writing a natural person, who is also an Advisory Board Member of the Association, to be his or her proxy, and to vote on his or her behalf at any general meeting of the Association.

11. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

11.1 Membership of the Management Committee The Management Committee will comprise six elected members drawn from education and research, business and government sectors of the community and three ex officio members as

follows:

11.1.1 An academic from a tertiary educational institution

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11.4 Procedures Generally The Management Committee may meet in person or confer by video or telephone conferencing, email or by other electronic means for the dispatch of business and subject to the Constitution, otherwise regulate its meetings as it thinks fit.

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11.7 Decisions of Questions Questions arising before a meeting of the Committee shall be decided by a majority vote. In case of an equality of votes, the chair shall have a second or casting vote.

11.8 Reporting The Management Committee shall be responsible to the Association and shall present an annual report, including the audited financial accounts, to each Annual General Meeting.

11.9 Auditor The Management Committee shall appoint an auditor of the Association, who will hold office until the next Annual General Meeting of the Association.

12. ADVISORY BOARD

12.1 There shall be an Advisory Board of the Association.

12.2 The Advisory Board will comprise persons who are competent and willing to provide advice to the Association in their individual areas of expertise, and to liaise with other bodies and institutions for the purpose of facilitating the flow of information between the Association and those other bodies and institutions, and facilitating the implementation of projects which the Association undertakes in furtherance of its aims.

12.3 Members of the Advisory Board shall have no power or authority to represent the Association in any dealings between the Association and third parties.

12.4 The Advisory Board shall meet at such times and places as the Management Committee shall determine.

12.5 The Chair of the Management Committee will take the chair at meetings of the Advisory Board.

13. QUORUMS

13.1 The quorum at general meetings of the Association shall be six members entitled to vote.

13.2 The quorum at Management Committee meetings shall be three members.

14. AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS OR AGREEMENTS

The Association shall not be committed to any binding contract or Agreement except pursuant to a resolution of the Management Committee and the instrument shall be signed by at least two members of the Committee.

15. DISSOLUTION

15.1 The Association shall be dissolved if a resolution to this effect is carried by a three-quarters majority voting in person or by proxy at a general meeting, 21 days notice of the proposed resolution having been given to all members entitled to vote.

15.2 In the event of the Association being dissolved, the amount that remains after such dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to the University of Adelaide, for expenditure on the Waite Arboretum only.

16. ALTERATION TO THE CONSTITUTION

The 14th National Street Tree Symposium 2013 This Constitution may be altered by resolution of a majority of three-quarters of members entitled to vote and who cast a vote in person or by proxy at a general meeting. Written notice of amendments shall be posted to all members entitled to vote at the same time as the notice of the meeting.

17. REQUIREMENTS OF THE PUBLIC FUND

The organisation must inform the Department responsible for the environment as soon as possible if:

 it changes its name or the name of its public fund; or  there is any change to the membership of the management committee of the public fund; or  there has been any departure from the model rules for public funds set out in the Guidelines to the Register of Environmental Organizations.

18. MINISTERIAL RULES The organisation agrees to comply with any rules that the Treasurer and the Minister with responsibility for the environment may make to ensure that gifts made to the fund are only used for its principal purpose.

19. CONDUIT POLICY Any allocation of funds or property to other persons or organizations will be made in accordance with the established purposes of the organisation and not be influenced by the preference of the donor.

20. WINDING-UP In case of the winding-up of the Fund, any surplus assets are to be transferred to another fund with similar objectives that is on the Register of Environmental Organizations.

21. STATISTICAL INFORMATION Statistical information requested by the Department on donations to the Public Fund will be provided within four months of the end of the financial year.

An audited financial statement for the organisation and its public fund will be supplied with the annual statistical return. The statement will provide information on the expenditure of public fund monies and the management of public fund assets.

22. RULES FOR THE PUBLIC FUND

22.1 The objective of the fund is to support the organization’s environmental purpose.

22.2 Members of the public are to be invited to make gifts of money or property to the fund for the environmental purposes of the organisation.

22.3 Money from interest on donations, income derived from donated property, and money from the realisation of such property is to be deposited into the fund.



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