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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria), register of significant trees: Now protecting community assets and heritage with smartphone technology

G Moore, S Hughes

Arboricultural Journal | Published : 2014


The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) launched the Register of Significant Trees in 1981. This was to record significant trees throughout the State of Victoria in a logical and systematic manner with the aim of improving their management, protecting them and extending their lifespans. Trees could be registered based on criteria including their beauty, cultural and historic significance and scientific merit measured by rarity, unusual form, as a source of rare propagating stock or their resistance to pests or diseases. By 2012, the Register of Significant Trees contained nearly 1200 registered trees or groups of trees and over 22,500 specimens, including Avenues of Honour, which were wid..

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