Lyndal’s 25 years of local government experience, research and engagement skills helps you identify your urban forest goals and gather robust and relevant evidence to suit projects, policy development/review and cutting-edge initiatives.
Lyndal understands political and budget processes and has led the development of innovative, cost-effective, fit-for-purpose strategies such as the Subtropical Boulevard Vision and Delivery (Brisbane City Council 2006) and Neighbourhood Shadeways (Brisbane City Council 2006) and “no net canopy area loss” policy (Brisbane City Council 2009).
Lyndal’s record of delivery stretches across the full toolkit of urban forest management from building stakeholder awareness and self-help, celebrating and protecting trees, problem-solving for trees and powerlines, trees and neighbours, measuring satisfaction and compliance, breaking the reactive tree maintenance cycle, supporting best practice (including tree trench technology), developing and implementing guidelines, procedures, planning scheme policies and legislation (Natural Asset Local Law 2003; Neighbourhood Dispute Resolution Act 2011)
Lyndal sees the forest, not just the trees – helps you plan and monitor outcomes, not just outputs – her focus is on trees for people (“human habitat” values) – engaging your community and partners.
Lyndal has presented to local, national and international audiences. Her research has helped advance urban forest evidence gathering techniques and make stronger business cases for investment in green infrastructure and has been published in peer –reviewed journals
- Plant, L. and N. Sipe (2016). Adapting and applying evidence gathering techniques for planning and investment in street trees: A case study from Brisbane, Australia. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 19: 79-87.
- Plant, L., A. Rambaldi and N. Sipe (2017). Evaluating Revealed Preferences for Street Tree Cover Targets: A Business Case for Collaborative Investment in Leafier Streetscapes in Brisbane, Australia. Ecological Economics 134: 238-249.
- Lyndal is a member of TREENET, Arboriculture Australia, Veteran Tree Group Australia, and supporter of 202020 Vision, Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees, the Green Infrastructure Research Group, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Green Infrastructure Principles, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Guidelines for Maintaining healthy Urban Forests.