AFTER planting more than 400 trees, Brighton Council’s street tree planting program is continuing to grow. With an annual budget of $30,000, Brighton Council aims to increase the tree canopy across urban areas through strategic tree planting.
Improving the attractiveness and shading of highly used footpaths and roads are essential when considering where to plant, alongside the constraints such as existing telecommunications, plumbing, electricity, and other infrastructure.
The Greening Brighton Strategy 2016-2021 and Brighton Council Street Tree Strategy have helped determine which species of tree best suits local growing conditions.
The East Derwent Highway has been a key focus area as well as the main street Brighton. Future planting will focus on climate resilience and biodiversity in a mix of residential areas, places of commerce and high traffic corridors.
Other areas that have received street tree upgrades include: Gage Road, Paice Street, Hurst Street, Green Point Road, Scott Street, Lamprill Circle and Elderslie Rd.
For more information, please see Brighton Council’s website https://www.brighton.tas.gov.au/community/environment/