As we feel the effects of climate change, trees on Council-owned land are becoming more and more important. Trees on streets and in parks make a huge difference in terms of cooling, visual amenity and habitat.
The City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters completed its Tree Strategy in 2022. The Council’s focus then turned to delivering Operational Guidelines. We were happy to help.
The Guidelines provide important how-to information for Council staff when planting and caring for Council-owned trees. A seed-to-chipper management approach will help grow strong and healthy trees that will outlast us all.
The Guidelines also help the community to understand how Council goes about this work and why. For example, formalising tree pruning envelopes over roads, footpaths and private land ensures that safety hazards are minimised while also maintaining tree canopies and stability.
Thanks to NPSP Council’s project lead Keke Michalos (NPSP Council), and our key collaborators in Colin Thornton (Treevolution) and Matt Pistor (Graphica), for helping to make this document arboriculturally robust and easy to read at the same time.
Image credit: City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters