Summary

Introduction
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Purpose of project

Streetscape enhancement

Streetscape Ehancement - Amenity - Shade - Research: tree root management to address pavement damage, tree injury and consequences of root/pavement conflict

Installation type

Permeable Paving

Tree planting date

15/9/2009

Tree species

Pyrus Calleryana (Chanticleer)
Botanical name (Common name)

Number of Trees Planted

18

Tree Stock Size at Planting

<20L container

Number of Trees Surviving

14 trees remaining after 5 years (losses due to vandalism, production failure (graft problem), vehicle accident

Survival Assessment Date

10/9/2014

Features
Owner of Site

City of Mitcham (roadside verge)

Contact Details

Contact Name

Tim Johnson

Contact Phone

Wk: (08) 8374 7790, Mobile: 0411 861 037

Contact Email

Location Details

Location Address

East Parade, Kingswood.

The 18 sites are located on the east side of the road between house numbers 4 and 44 (along a 320 m long section of the footpath).

Council/LGA

City of Mitcham

Technical Detail

If you require details not available here, see contact details.

Case Study Description

Amenity – Shade – Research: tree root management to address pavement damage, tree injury and consequences of root/pavement conflict

Design &/or as constructed detail

Permeable paving was laid over gravel base onto natural site soil (uncompacted). Site soil is silty clay.  Click here for detail.

Extracts from the link below:

Depth of Engineered Space

0.0

Volume of Engineered Space

N/A in this case study – site retained access to natural soil

Drainage Type

Infiltration into silty clay. No engineered drainage provided.

Drainage Type Resource/Image/Document
Surface Treatment

Other

Growing Media Detail

Natural site soil – silty clay

Surrounding Site Soil Detail

Surrounding site soil detail Resource/Image/Document
Watering Regime

Manual

Maintenance Detail

Infrequent minor pruning only to remove low branches to provide clearances for pedestrians and vehicles.

Non-Technical Detail

Challenges Overcome

Stakeholder Feedback

Positive

Stakeholder Support for future projects of this kind

Yes

Funding Source

NO : Budget allocation – City of Mitcham Grant Funds – AMLR NRM Board In Kind contributions: UniSA, Uni Melb, TREENET, numerous volunteer support

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Project Cost

Please refer to Glenn and the email – Tim asks we don’t quote the figures as yet as approx, so have not put on the web

Partners/Sponsors Information

UniSA, AMLRNRM Board, Dept for Env & Water