Efficient and effective management-planning of street trees by Local Government is now possible through an assessment program devised by Rural Solutions SA consultants.
Whyalla City Council recently utilised the Rural Solutions SA environmental team to map all of the city’s street trees, assess their heath and priorities any work required.
This is set to streamline and focus the management of their street trees, in addition to providing a tool for use to track and prioritise works for years to come.
Detailed maps highlighting priority management areas and supportive information have been provided to the council, giving them a detailed breakdown of the amounts of trees requiring work and the type of work required.
Geoffrey Bishop assessing tree health
A list of recommended tree species for planting in Whyalla, taking into consideration the future predicted drier climate with higher intensity and more frequent storm events, has been provided to ensure the longevity of future plantings.
Rural Solutions SA Environmental Consultant, Olivia Tell said that properly managed, the correct species of tree has many benefits for communities, including:
Poor species choice and tree management could be a disaster for councils, with problems encountered including:
Street tree assessments and correct species choice is important to ensure that street trees remain a great asset for the community.
For further information contact Olivia Tell.
Date of release: 16 March 2009