Shepparton’s long awaited Urban Forest Strategy will be launched later this month.
All those who gather Beneath the Wisteria have been invited to attend
the Thursday, June 29, event at 10:00 am in the car park next to Friars Cafe.
The City of Great Shepparton presently manage nearly 40 000 urban trees in its streets and parks and the goal is to, by 2037, increase the urban forest canopy cover in each town to 40 per cent.
Also the council aims to reduce the number of vacant street tree sites to
zero, also to improve urban forest diversity by age and useful life expectancy; to increase the number of biodiversity links through each towns street and road network; to include urban trees in all major Council infrastructure projects at planning, design and implementation phase; and to ensure best practice urban tree management is being delivered across all Council programs.
The council also says on its website that an urban forest provides benefits to people – shade, public amenity and green spaces for you to enjoy. But it also has strong economic and environmental benefits that are worth considering.