These old trees appear to be in good health & clearly contribute to the amenity & healthy bird population in Unley.
On Google Earth it is impressive to see the width of the canopies & the height of the trees & their contribution to the streetscape.
If you wish to help preserve these trees please send in an objection to Unley Council before Friday the 27th of March.
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Mr Anderson’s presentation covered a wide range of issues concerning the trees in Unley and time ran out before he could cover all the topics and the question time at the end had to be limited.
Some of the information that Mr Anderson shared was
- Unley covers 14square km with less than 3% open space
- There are approx. 26,000 trees in Unley, 23,000 of these are street trees
- In 2009 when the last study was made of the age of the street trees almost 40% of these were classed as veteran, mature, or semi-mature.
- We need to plant 800-1,000 trees a year to stabilise the current loss rate.
- Council is working on two key documents for a 4 year plan to achieve the goal to maintain our tree numbers in the public areas.
- Since the State Government changed the legislation in November 2011 making it easier to remove regulated trees on private property trees have been destroyed at an astounding rate.
The key challenges and threats are:
- Urban infill
- Climate change, extreme weather events, droughts, storms, flooding.
- Heat island effect
- Pests and diseases.
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