BACKGROUND: Australian production nurseries are generally often prone to natural disasters. By design, nurseries are often on flat ground, near rivers or other water sources, drastically increasing their risk of floods.
Coastal nurseries are also typically exposed to cyclones and storms, hail, and other extreme weather. With the majority of production nurseries situated in peri-urban environments, they are typically in high-risk areas for bushfires and the high volume of plant material, flammable liquid and power tools means that there is a further heightened risk for ignition.
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