Goal 4: Planning and Reporting

10 months ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

The objective of planning and reporting is to develop and maintain documented plans for the maintenance of trees in all public open space. To achieve this, the following actions are proposed:

  1. Maintain and update all policies, procedures and plans relative to public trees
  2. Provide an annual plan and report demonstrating the increase in numbers of public trees
  3. Provide a monthly report in the CEO’s Update on the progress of street tree removal and replacement
  4. Identify the trees in the private and the public domain on the CSIRO infra-red aerial photography to provide for separate reporting


What are your thoughts on these actions?
Relates to Relates to document: Urban Forest Strategy 2018-2023

Consultation has concluded

  • TreeDR 11 months ago
    Some specific comments on the individual actions:1. Provide an annual plan and report demonstrating the increase in numbers of public trees. Thoughts: This annual plan and report should be expanded to not only include the increase in numbers of public trees but should be more detailed and informative to include where in the City's land use categories, land tenure zones, suburbs etc. the number of trees are increasing and decreasing. It should also focus on changes in canopy cover and condition, height classes, species composition. This will assist with the allocation of resources to areas of need, and the implementation of actions to mitigate risks to the City's vision for its urban forest. 2. Identify the trees in the private and the public domain on the CSIRO infra-red aerial photography to provide for separate reporting. Thoughts: As stated previously other neighbouring councils in WESROC and further abroad have already conducted such analysis and in much more detail using more precise and regular datasets than the CSIRO aerial photography referred to here. Has the City discussed in detail with these councils (e.g. City of Subiaco, Town of Cambridge, Town of Cottesloe, City of Joondalup) the level of analysis they have undertaken, and why they have chosen not to use the CSIRO datasets? This action should be further refined than simply stating 'identify the trees' but should also include identification of trees that are improving and declining in health and condition on an annual basis, and identify areas of loss and gain in canopy, and changes in height-class (e.g. vertical structure) as such variables have very important implications for management of biodiversity and fauna habitat. The collection and analysis of such data on an annual basis can be linked to an annual plan and report to council that also includes the number of trees (Action 2). This information is being collected on an annual basis for the entire WESROC region and has been collected at 5 intervals between 2012 and 2018. Why isn't the City following the lead of the City of Subiaco and Town of Cambridge to access such data?