General Quality Issues

AS 2303 PART 1. A SHORT INTRODUCTION

Posted on 28 August 2019 in General Quality Issues

The new Australian Standard for trees was first released in 2015 then revised, upgraded and re-released late last year as AS 2303:2018. Here is a quick run-down.... Keep reading

AS 2303 PART 2. ASSESSING FOR CONFORMITY

Posted on 28 August 2019 in General Quality Issues

A logical approach to assessing trees against AS 2303 was outlined in the Outreach tour recently conducted by Western Sydney University. Here is the recommended procedure.... Keep reading

AS 2303 PART 3. THE MATTER OF BALANCE IN TREES

Posted on 28 August 2019 in General Quality Issues

While most criteria found in AS 2303 mirror those found in NATSPEC, even if at times they have been relaxed a little, the one area where there has been significant change is in the application of the criterion for tree stock balance.... Keep reading

AS 2303 PART 4. HOW TO SECURE CONFORMING TREES

Posted on 28 August 2019 in General Quality Issues

There is no externally audited accreditation scheme available in Australia that can be applied as a guarantee that all trees to be supplied by any given grower conform to the new standard. So, how to go about it?... Keep reading

Beware - The Perils of Staking Landscape Trees

Posted on 21 January 2014 in General Quality Issues

If trees don't need to support themselves, they won't. So they develop a dependency on the support provided by the stake, fail to develop the strength needed to hold themselves upright and collapse when the support is taken away. Sometimes this can be corrected with good management over time but, all too often, the trees are doomed.... Keep reading

Why Buy Only the Best Available Trees?  For the Following 5 Reasons.

Posted on 5 June 2013 in News, General Quality Issues, Urban Forest Generally

To buy 'cheaper' trees in the hope of saving money is a false economy. As with all things, better quality means greater reliability and reliability will always reduce expenses and risk...... Keep reading