The Expansion program aims to increase the number of trees within the City.
This program will be staged over the coming years and will focus on different areas each year. Staged tree plantings will improve the age diversity of our urban forest. We are also trialling new trees to assess the ability of different species to survive in a warming and drying climate. This information will be used to inform our future planting programs thorugh adaptive management practices and will ensure we have a diverse and healthy urban forest into the future.
Tree succession refers to the replacement of trees that have come to the end of their life span. Tree succession could be as simple as planting a young tree next to an aging tree to enable the young tree to grow to a substanial height before the post mature tree falls or has to be removed for safety reasons. If space is limited, tree succession may require the removal of the non performing tree to be replaced with a young tree which has the potential to grow to provide the full suite of benefits provided by mature trees.
There comes a time when the costs of managing trees is greater than the benefits derived from the tree. Although the removal of declining trees can be a disturbing experience for some people, in time the new tree will grow to provide the full tange of benefits derived from trees for future generations.
Verge trees provide cooling benefits to the local area such as shading pathways and providing a cool place to park your car in summer. It is now known that a healthy and well maintained verge can increase your property value by approximately $17,000.
You can help us grow out urban forest by requesting a free verge tree for your property. For more information contact the City on 9364 0666 or firstname.lastname@example.org