Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney has announced that Council is looking to spend $30,000 to beautify the suburbs under the Urban Tree Management Policy. This would allow for the planting of 400 new trees.
Of course, whilst most of us would like to see more trees, it is important that they are the right species and planted in the right places.
Council would like to hear from us as to where the new trees should be planted.
The Council report also mentions a few surprise. “Tree-lined avenues are likely to slow traffic speed and quality streetscapes will increase real estate values,” the report said. Not sure if this could also mean that the trees will become a traffic hazard.
The policy will go to a council meeting in July and if approved, will be on public exhibition in July.