Tree management on city property?
In areas where there are significant amounts of tree cover, it will be challenging to maintain these levels in the short- to mid-term. This is because a significant fraction of Victoria’s urban forest is getting elderly... The City’s street tree resource is particularly vulnerable to this demographic "bubble".
As this aging trend progresses, older trees will be replaced with young specimens at an accelerating rate. This will result in a temporary reduction in over canopy levels for a time, increasing again as this new cohort of trees matures.
Tree management on private property?
Victoria city council is accelerating plans to save the city’s trees and prevent residents from rushing to chop them down before tougher regulations take effect.
Councillors initially agreed last month to protect any tree with a trunk diameter over 60 centimetres instead of the previous 80 centimetres.
Last week, however, they decided to go even further and reduce the size of protected trees to anything over 30 centimetres.
Edited by aastra, 25 October 2019 - 03:11 PM.