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WALKING TOURS

The walking tours are an optional extra on Tuesday afternoon after the conclusion of the conference.
There is no charge to attend but numbers are limited, book a tour when you register online for conference

MELBOURNE’S URBAN FOREST: INSIGHTS FROM TESTING NOVEL TREE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

Tuesday 9 April 

 Time:   1.30pm-3.30pm
 Meeting point:   Birrarung Marr, Artplay Building

On this walking tour you’ll explore tree projects throughout the parks and streets of the inner city. Following the banks of the Birrarung, you’ll be guided by the City of Melbourne’s Arborists, Ecologists and Urban Foresters as we discuss:
• Succession planning for historic elms
• Working with Traditional Owners to protect and celebrate culturally significant trees
• Creative funding models to maximise tree canopy outcomes
• Repurposing contaminated and degraded urban soil for tree planting
• Native mistletoe inoculation trial and protection of threatened plants

 Please bring:  Your phone and headphones. You can dial in to a Microsoft Teams stream to hear the speakers more easily while we are walking and exploring.  

ANCIENT, GUMS, THE QUEENS'S WALK AND TREE MANAGEMENT: A WALK IN THE YARRA PARK

Tuesday 9 April

 Time:   1.30pm - 3.30pm

Join James Martens-Mullaly from ArborCo on an informative walking tour – an overview on the management of Heritage trees within a sporting precinct taking into account the management of Aboriginal scar trees, significant trees and the betterment of these trees in a highly trafficked area.

Yarra park is a significant and historic site. You will see trees that precede the existence of the City of Melbourne and the Queen's Walk of ageing elms. There will be an opportunity to discuss tree replacement strategies on a site that is subjected to public and media scrutiny. The park is heavily used for sporting events and so soil compaction is a significant on going management issue. Demands on the park include sporting events, foot and bicycle traffic, dog walking and an active and expanding local community which means that there are conflicting demands and management priorities that must be addressed.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE MCG AND SPORTS MUSEUM

Tuesday 9 April

 Time:   1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join a behind the scenes tour of the mighty MCG.
Includes areas such as the famous Long Room, player change rooms and a walk on the arena edge.
Then take a wander in your own time through the Australian Sports Museum, an iconic and interactive experience.

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