Urban Forest Strategy in San Remo to see tree works & repurposing

Bass Coast Shire Council staff continually monitor thousands of trees across our region to ensure safety and sustainability.

Recent arborist inspections have identified maintenance requirements of Cypress trees opposite Back Beach Road in San Remo, which will receive pruning and an uplift of branches.

These works will also involve the removal of one Cypress Tree in front of the San Remo Bakery in Marine Parade and one on the northern side of Phillip Island Road, opposite Back Beach Road.

Council will be undertaking these tree works and tree removals in San Remo in early May.

In an effort to ensure sustainability, wood taken from trees on Marine Parade will be retained for reuse in the future for use as open space artwork or furniture.

Replacement planting of between 3-4 trees will be planted promptly following the removal, supporting Council’s Urban Forestry Strategy objectives.

Whilst trees are being removed, the replacement with suitable species will have a net benefit to canopy cover.

“Council’s Urban Forestry Strategy, commits Council to investing in our Urban Forest, including protection, planting and maintenance and management of trees in our urban landscape” said Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve.

“Trees in our landscape provide cooling and shading of urban landscapes during summer, reduce stormwater runoff, provide habitat for biodiversity and store carbon from the atmosphere”.

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