Urban trees are invaluable assets, particularly in inner-city environments where the conditions can be additionally harsh due to roads, roofs and large amounts of impermeable surfaces. Trees and tree canopies provide shade for pedestrians and cars, provide habitat and refuge for local birds and other fauna, improve air quality, and improve the way our streets look and feel.
Trees come in many shapes, sizes, and species. Trees provide us with many important benefits, but the wrong tree in the wrong place can have significant negative impacts. This is a big consideration for all local governments to ensure the safety, amenity, and health of trees as well as protection for our surrounding infrastructure.
The Town is currently preparing a Street Tree Masterplan, which will assist in the strategic direction and increased protection of street trees. The Masterplan will identify the current health and vulnerability status of the trees and put in place measures to ensure their health and proliferation into the future.
The Town invites interested parties to view and download a copy of the draft Street Tree Masterplan from this link.
Comments are due by close of business on Monday 26 August, 2019 and can be done via clicking here for the online survey, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Street Tree Masterplan” in the heading or a hard copy can be hand delivered to the Administration Centre in Memorial Park or posted to PO Box 5, Mosman Park WA 6912.
The Town will also hold three face to face sessions at the Administration Building, Corner Bay View Terrace and Memorial Drive, to answer any of your questions about the Street Tree Masterplan. These sessions are being held on the following dates;
- Session One: Monday 12 August, from 11:00am to 1:00pm;
- Session Two: Wednesday 14 August, from 11:00am to 1:00pm; and
- Session Three: Friday 16 August, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Planting the right tree in the right place is essential for well-formed and well-balanced quality streetscapes. To make sure the streetscapes we are planning are in keeping with what residents are hoping for, we will be running some major consultation on tree species.
If you have any enquiries relating to new tree planting, tree pruning, tree removal or any other tree related enquiry, please click here or you can contact the Town on 9383 6600 or email@example.com