The City of Unley is known for its wide, tree lined streets.
To maintain the beauty and health of these street trees, we have an arboricultural team of who look after established trees and nurture young trees to assist them to grow.
Residents are encouraged water the trees to help them survive in hot weather and contact us if they believe the tree needs additional care.
The City of Unley covers an area of about 14 square km, in which between 26,000 and 27,000 public trees are growing. There are about 23,000 street trees and 3,000 to 4,000 trees in parks and reserves.
The quintessential Unley streetscape features beautiful leafy borders provided by the street trees, of which about 70 per cent are exotic species, 30 per cent are native and 1 per cent are indigenous to the local area. Most of Unley's street trees are mature, with 200 to 300 new trees planted each year. The estimated total economic value of street trees in Unley is $150 million.
Over Spring/Summer 2017, we are using tree tags to highlight the benefits of trees and increase our community’s awareness of the value of trees.
Each tag has information specific to that tree such as its species name, height, ability to remove pollution from the air and more.
There are 80 tags spread across the following six locations:
Trees receiving the tags were selected with the help of local volunteers. All tags have been printed on 100% recycled plastic materials to ensure they are weatherproof.
Please head on out and find some tags, hug some trees and learn about all the wonderful things our park trees provide us!
A risk assessment of the trees at Ridge Park was recently undertaken, and while we were there we ran the information through i-Tree Eco assessment to learn more about how our trees benefit the park and the ecosystem services they provide.
View the full Ridge Park Tree Report on the i-Tree website.
"A city without trees isn't fit for a dog" (TREENET's motto)
Visit TREENET’s website.
"By protecting and caring for street trees, we can do our bit to conserve habitat, reduce the city’s contribution to climate change, and make a better place for us all to live."
Chris Daniels - Professor of Urban Ecology, University of South Australia.
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