Gearing Up For Annual Street Tree Program

There are many benefits of having trees in our urban setting.
  • Aesthetics- trees are pleasing to the eye
  • Community wellbeing – a tree lined street generally makes people feel happy
  • Heat sink – trees absorb heat and will decrease the temperature in a street on a hot day
  • Habitat – trees provide habitat to all manner of wildlife
  • Carbon dioxide – trees absorb all sorts of nasty gases from the atmosphere and store them
  • Shade – as well as a heat sink, trees also provide shade.
HRCC is coming up to three years into its Greening Greater Horsham project, the goal is to increase the street canopy cover to 25 per cent by 2031. As this project progresses you will see more and more trees planted on our streets and reserves.
The 2024 planting program will be focusing on the Southbank area west of Stawell Road. Expect to see trees being planted across our city starting late July until September.
Consideration is taken into account when choosing species. Factors include planting under powerlines, restricted space areas. We choose trees with less invasive root systems as well.
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