Amenity – Shade – Research: tree root management to address pavement damage, tree injury and consequences of root/pavement conflict
Tree Root Management to Address Pavement Damage
Case Study Information
Purpose of Project:
Tree Planting Date:
Number of Trees Planted:
Tree Stock Size at Planting:
Number of Trees Surviving:
14 trees remaining after 5 years (losses due to vandalism, production failure (graft problem), vehicle accident
Survival Assessment Date:
Other WSUD type
Owner of Site:
City of Mitcham (roadside verge)
Study Contact Details
Wk: (08) 8374 7790, Mobile: 0411 861 037
East Parade, Kingswood.
City of Mitcham
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Case Study Description
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:
Volume of Engineered Space:
N/A in this case study – site retained access to natural soil
Growing Media Detail:
Natural site soil – silty clay
Surrounding Area Resource/Image/Document:
Infrequent minor pruning only to remove low branches to provide clearances for pedestrians and vehicles.
Stakeholder Support for future projects of this kind:
NO : Budget allocation – City of Mitcham Grant Funds – AMLR NRM Board In Kind contributions: UniSA, Uni Melb, TREENET, numerous volunteer support
UniSA, AMLRNRM Board, Dept for Env & Water