Healthy trees improve the liveability of urban landscapes and improve community wellbeing, and research is helping to ensure the quality of newly planted trees so they have a long and productive life.
The project Evaluation of nursery tree stock balance parameters (NY15001) involves collecting measurements from nurseries around the country to provide data backing for an industry standard known as AS2303: 2015 Tree Stock for Landscape Use.
The aim is to ensure the standard effectively covers the performance of trees across a variety of climatic conditions, species, container sizes and nursery practices, to provide certainty of quality back to the customer.
The work is being conducted by Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia using the research and development nursery levy and funds from the Australian Government. More