Bultje Street Tree Replacement Project

Audit plants seed of opportunity for street tree improvements

An audit of street trees, conducted as part of Council’s Street Tree Strategy, has presented an opportunity to not only improve the tree canopy, but also employ a planting and watering strategy that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the new tree.

As part of Council’s Street Tree Strategy audits are periodically conducted to determine the life expectancy of street trees.
As part of the 2012 tree audit of Central Dubbo the trees in the section of Bultje Street (between Darling and Brisbane streets) were identified as nearing the end of their useful life expectancy.

In response to community and business requests in the area, Council are replacing seven trees with a more appropriate species for the location with the expectation that the shade provision will be increased by 200-300% over the course of the next five years.

The project is using water sensitive urban design which seeks to better utilise storm water runoff, and the root infrastructure is designed to better advantage the growth and long term health of the tree in what is a harsh road side environment. Read more about water sensitive urban design.

The trees will be planted using the modified Stockholm Method which involves a rock matrix which has proved immensely successful for other trees, such as the ones planted in the Darling Street redevelopment.
Read more about the Stockholm Method.  (PDF 2.8MB)

Trees to be removed have been clearly identified with a Public Notice, and will be cut down to stumps in coming weeks, before being removed completely and replaced with the new species.

This project is being funded through NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Local Government NSW (Building Resilience to Climate Change) and Dubbo Regional Council.

Council anticipates that the project will be complete by 30th March, 2018.

Last Edited: 09 Feb 2018

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