A colleague sent me an email about all the technical work currently being done in the urban forest area: heat and canopy mapping, urban transects, studies of health effects, measuring all manner of things...
As long as it translates to improved on-ground performance.
If it doesn't address the disastrous mortality rate of young trees in Perth we're kidding ourselves.
Parks and Gardens managers of Perth: please don't plant more trees than you can keep alive. In this way you will identify what is the true cost of establishing trees in Perth and we can all move forward.
Planting lots of trees and not being accountable for the losses is irresponsible.