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Tree plantings underway

By johnboy - 31 August 2012 4

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Territory and Municipal Services are letting us know they’ve been busy planting trees around town:

Over 800 new trees have been planted in Canberra’s streets and parks over the past few weeks, Territory and Municipal Services announced today.

“Plantings took place along major arterial roads, residential streets and in open space areas including parks and reserves,” said Michael Brice, Manager, Urban Treescapes, Territory and Municipal Services.

“Trees were planted in iconic avenues including Ainslie Avenue and Warragamba Avenue and throughout Canberra’s central business district while 150 trees were planted in the heritage listed Haig Park.

“Approximately 40 different species of trees of both native and exotic species were planted, including Ashes, Gleditsias, Golden Rain trees and Oaks. The trees were chosen to complement the surrounding landscape and for their suitability with Canberra’s climate.

“The cooler, damp weather provided the perfect conditions to undertake these plantings.”

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Tree plantings underway
keepitup 4:28 pm 31 Aug 12

As fast as they plant them in the streets of Kambah, the local yoofs rip them out again.

yellowsnow 3:21 pm 31 Aug 12

Antagonist said :

yellowsnow said :

I swear in recent years TAMS has cut down tens of thousands more trees than they have planted.

I like giving it to TaMS as much as the next person, but to be fair I think a great proportion of recently removed trees had died during the recent drought.

As for removing the willows – that is a good thing as long as they get moving with follow up plantings to replace said trees. It is also good to see a few trees being planted outside of the arboretum (West Botanical Gardens).

I wasn’t referring to trees removed due to sickness or drought, but the pine plantations and bushland cut down for suburban development and the Majura Parkway

Scientific opinion on willow removal is divided – they aren’t as bad as commonly assumed, stabilising the banks and keeping water temps in summer cool enough to support species which die or move on once tree cover is removed. If they are to be removed, currrent best practice is to remove midstream ones only, or those growing on one bank – then remove the ones on the opposite bank after new trees grow to a sufficient sizee. The TAMS approach: cut down everything, plant 20cm seedlings which aren’t further maintained, then wawatch the soil and surrounding footpath and road infrastructure wash away with the next big rain

Antagonist 10:37 am 31 Aug 12

yellowsnow said :

I swear in recent years TAMS has cut down tens of thousands more trees than they have planted.

I like giving it to TaMS as much as the next person, but to be fair I think a great proportion of recently removed trees had died during the recent drought.

As for removing the willows – that is a good thing as long as they get moving with follow up plantings to replace said trees. It is also good to see a few trees being planted outside of the arboretum (West Botanical Gardens).

yellowsnow 10:21 am 31 Aug 12

800 trees planted? Woopty do …

How many have they removed recently to make way for Molonglo and the Majura Parkway? And then there’s the willow removal, which has denuded vast swathes of the Molonglo River, and will cause massiver erosion come the next big rain event.

I swear in recent years TAMS has cut down tens of thousands more trees than they have planted.

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