TREENET is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the urban forest through research and education. TREENET was founded in 1997 by David Lawry and Dr Jennifer Gardner and is based at the Waite Arboretum

Information is shared through the website and annual symposia held in Adelaide. Over 230 delegates are registered to attend the two-day 17th symposium, which starts today.

Delegates will attend formal presentations at the National Wine Centre on day one. Tomorrow the symposium moves to the Waite Campus with morning workshops around the campus, including:

  • the Arboretum (‘The Lost Voices in the Forest’)
  • Claremont Avenue (‘Growing with the Flow’ focusing on stormwater harvesting at the kerb with the TREENET Inlet – innovations and root development around the infiltration pits)
  • Urrbrae House Sensory Garden (‘Structural Soils & Structural Cells’ and ‘Formative Pruning – just one part of growing a Quality Tree’)

Afternoon forums in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre include a presentation by Dr Katja Hogendoorn (School of Agriculture, Food and Wine) on the importance of maintaining and improving the diversity in crop pollinators and native bees.

All presentations are captured on High Definition videos and past and present videos are searchable and freely accessible on the TREENET website.

There will also be a free selling exhibition by woodturner Ron Allen (many items made from recycled Waite Arboretum timbers) in Urrbrae House 10 am – 2.30 pm.

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