Entries by ArborCarbon

Mysterious disease threatening historic trees in Cape Town

“Scientists are baffled by a mysterious disease that is threatening some historic trees [planted in 1989] at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Several trees in Camphor Avenue are showing symptoms of an unknown sickness.”                 Five of the 45 Camphor Trees  (Cinnamomum Camphora) had been affected. […]

The underestimated power of plants

Image: Linkoping University’s laboratory of organic electronics has already proven it is possible to build a functioning electronic circuit within a rose bush. (supplied/Eliot Gomez) Excellent article and podcast by Antony Funnell on Radio National’s, Future Tense about the underestimated power of plants. Funnell  “ventures to the frontiers of plant science to meet researchers who believe the power […]

Concern at canopy loss – SAS’s Seaward Village

ArborCarbon’s Managing Director and Chief Scientist, Dr Paul Barber was asked by the Western Suburbs Weekly, to comment and provide data on the canopy cover of the suburb of  Swanbourne, amid fears that the area is losing too much canopy cover. “CALCULATIONS show that redeveloping the SAS’s Seaward Village in Swanbourne could mean the loss of 25,000sq m […]

More trees in cities: Federal gov’t to set national goals

The federal government has announced it will establish goals for increasing the urban tree canopy cover in Australia’s cities, in an effort to reduce the heat island effect.Read this article on  ArchitectureAU   For more Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s website – Long-Term Planning And Cities For The Next Century – Sydney Business Chamber  (points 4 and 4.2 in particular). Sydney Morning […]