Residents in the City of Marion who wish to have their say in a parliamentary inquiry into protecting Adelaide’s urban tree canopy have until 5 pm this Friday, 24 February, to make a submission.
State Parliament’s Environment Resources and Development Committee (ERDC) launched the “Inquiry into the Urban Forest” late last year.
The inquiry is looking at measures to assist in the selection and maintenance of site-appropriate species to improve the resilience of the urban forest and legislative and regulatory options to improve the resilience and longevity of urban trees.
Last week Council Members endorsed a City of Marion submission to the ERDC.
The submission highlights the significant issues the Council is facing in meeting community priorities and expectations around tree management.
Key issues include:
The City of Marion made a range of recommendations to the ERDC including the need for:
You can read the City of Marion’s submission in full in the agenda of the February 14 General Council Meeting.
Image credit: Tree on Minchinbury Terrace, by Cath Leo.
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