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.
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 9384 1633 or email@example.com