Launceston's Draft Street Tree Strategy 2011

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On 28 May 2012, the Launceston City Council voted that Council adopt the strategy which ws presented to the community in October 2011. The Launceston Street Tree Strategy 2012 includes includes listing of streets and localities specifying tree planting hierarchy, 10 year planting schedule, species type, communication plan, benefits and values relating to street tree planting and criteria on clearances for trees planted in the road verge.


We invite you to have your say about Launceston's Draft Street Tree Strategy 2011.

We have a vision for Launceston and that is for it to be 'a liveable green network with

On 28 May 2012, the Launceston City Council voted that Council adopt the strategy which ws presented to the community in October 2011. The Launceston Street Tree Strategy 2012 includes includes listing of streets and localities specifying tree planting hierarchy, 10 year planting schedule, species type, communication plan, benefits and values relating to street tree planting and criteria on clearances for trees planted in the road verge.


We invite you to have your say about Launceston's Draft Street Tree Strategy 2011.

We have a vision for Launceston and that is for it to be 'a liveable green network with attractive and useable tree lined streets connecting areas of interest for all road and footpath users to safely experience and explore the city.'

A draft strategy has been developed, guided by the Street Tree Advisory Committee so that a strategic approach can be carried out in the future planting of trees in and around Launceston. It is a working document and will be subject to continual review with a major review at the end of ten years.

We would now like to hear from you and invite you to become involved in the future of your city. Have your say on our draft policy. Join our online forum, write to us at the Launceston City Council, Attention: Launceston's Draft Street Tree Strategy, PO Box 396, Launceston Tas 7250 or email council@launceston.tas.gov.au keeping in mind the close date for all public comment is Monday 5 December 2011.

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  • Increasing Launceston's 'green infrastructure' through strategic planting

    over 8 years ago
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    Green infrastructure  

    Launceston is well known for its wonderful gardens, architecture, leafy parks filled with plenty of beautiful trees, plants and green lawns but what where are the street trees?   Compared to the trees in our parks, the trees in high profile areas such as the CBD, are fairly small and there are very few avenues! 

    How do you think we can increase our 'green infrastructure'?


    Green infrastructure  

    Launceston is well known for its wonderful gardens, architecture, leafy parks filled with plenty of beautiful trees, plants and green lawns but what where are the street trees?   Compared to the trees in our parks, the trees in high profile areas such as the CBD, are fairly small and there are very few avenues! 

    How do you think we can increase our 'green infrastructure'?

  • When will the Council be implementing the strategy?

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    A planting schedule is included in the draft strategy.  As this is a working document, this schedule will be subject to to review. The planting schedules extend over a period of ten years.  Have a look and have your say.

    A planting schedule is included in the draft strategy.  As this is a working document, this schedule will be subject to to review. The planting schedules extend over a period of ten years.  Have a look and have your say.

  • We've defined each planting area as a linkage or node!

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    Linkages are corridors that link one area to another such as the Northern Outlet, Tasman Highway, Charles Street.  They can be Primary or Secondary.

    A node is a place where people gather such as Trevallyn Shopping Centre.  They also can be Primary or Secondary.   

    Have your say on the linkages and nodes we have identified.

    Linkages are corridors that link one area to another such as the Northern Outlet, Tasman Highway, Charles Street.  They can be Primary or Secondary.

    A node is a place where people gather such as Trevallyn Shopping Centre.  They also can be Primary or Secondary.   

    Have your say on the linkages and nodes we have identified.

  • The first impression visitors have to our City is the entrance!

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    One of the entrances, the southern entrance, a major connection to the world via the airport does not introduce our City as it should!   We need to ensure that all our entrances are attractive gateways for everyone - the locals, our tourists and visitors to our City.  What is your impression on the entrances to our city?

     

    One of the entrances, the southern entrance, a major connection to the world via the airport does not introduce our City as it should!   We need to ensure that all our entrances are attractive gateways for everyone - the locals, our tourists and visitors to our City.  What is your impression on the entrances to our city?

     

  • Should there be more 'greening' in the City area?

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    There are very few trees in the city centre. Currently The Mall, The Avenue and Civic Square are the focus and where most trees are found. We have The Gorge, Princes Square, City Park,Inveresk but where is the green link? This strategy aims at providing connections to these beautiful areas. Have your say on the proposed linkages and nodes for the City area.


    There are very few trees in the city centre.  Currently The Mall, The Avenue and Civic Square are the focus and where most trees are found.  There are very few in and around the City area!  We...

    There are very few trees in the city centre. Currently The Mall, The Avenue and Civic Square are the focus and where most trees are found. We have The Gorge, Princes Square, City Park,Inveresk but where is the green link? This strategy aims at providing connections to these beautiful areas. Have your say on the proposed linkages and nodes for the City area.


    There are very few trees in the city centre.  Currently The Mall, The Avenue and Civic Square are the focus and where most trees are found.  There are very few in and around the City area!  We have The Gorge, Princes Square, City Park, Invereskbut where is the green link between these and other beautiful areas?  This strategy aims at providing connections to these beautiful areas.  Have your say on the proposed green link.

    Earlier this year Gehl Architects conducted a Public Spaces and Public Life study in Launceston.  The report states that the city centre is wrapped around a numbe rof fine parks although the connections between the parks are generally poor.  Street trees are currently concentrated around parks, The Avenue and residential areas.  The appearance of the city will be greatly improved by the future planting that is currently proposed.

  • We've included a selection method to help decide the species to plant

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    Individual species for each linkage or node will be determined during the development of each concept plan. Some frost and cold sensitive species are included. Climate change may provide more opportunities to plant these species as well.   Our selection method covers the life of the tree, how it will look (will it be too wide, too high, will it fit into the space available), how it adapts to the immediate environment and whether it is deciduous or evergreen.

    Tell us your thoughts!

    Individual species for each linkage or node will be determined during the development of each concept plan. Some frost and cold sensitive species are included. Climate change may provide more opportunities to plant these species as well.   Our selection method covers the life of the tree, how it will look (will it be too wide, too high, will it fit into the space available), how it adapts to the immediate environment and whether it is deciduous or evergreen.

    Tell us your thoughts!

  • Would you like to see a greener Launceston?

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    A greener Launceston encompases many thing.  For example, adaptive reuse of buildings, recycling, capture and collection of water and reducing air pollution by the introduction trees.  In this instance we are looking at the tree element of green infrastructure.  Tell us your thoughts on a greener Launceston.

    A greener Launceston encompases many thing.  For example, adaptive reuse of buildings, recycling, capture and collection of water and reducing air pollution by the introduction trees.  In this instance we are looking at the tree element of green infrastructure.  Tell us your thoughts on a greener Launceston.