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Adding more trees to green Erskineville Streets

almost 2 years ago

The City of Sydney is proposing to increase the selection of trees that can be planted along footpaths in 3 streets in Erskineville. This will provide more options for trees suited to the local soils, including the trees along Rochford, Bridge and George Streets.

The Street Tree Master Plan sets out the types of trees we can plant in Rochford, Bridge and George Streets, and we are seeking your feedback on these proposed changes.

The trees planted in these streets are Blueberry Ash. Many are not growing well due to the clay soil, which retains water for a long time after it rains.

We propose to plant Water Gum (Tristaniopsis laurina) and/or Robinia (Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia') alongside the current trees in locations where the soil holds the most water. These two tree species are common in Erskineville and grow well in clay soils.

We invite you to view the proposed tree species in the document library to the right and send your thoughts and comments to Kristin Gabriel, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator at kgabriel@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or mail to 456 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000 by 5pm 27 July 2015.