Design Standards 23 plant species for urban landscape projects is being updated, particularly the tree species listing. The proposed new tree list contains approximately 210 tree species including 80 new species.
To provide extended information each tree species now has an individual fact sheet on it. Please note the heights and widths presented are typical averages of mature trees grown in Canberra conditions. The factsheets are in the existing categories of native, introduced and conifer across the three height ranges.
Extra tree species or cultivars can be proposed to Urban Treescapes for consideration.
Available Soil Volume is a new concept being proposed in parallel with the new tree species list. An Available Soil Volume for each tree species/cultivar has been proposed to ensure the following:
Two draft drawings demonstrate how the available soil volume concept could fit into a typical nature strip/verge, particularly at design stage:
Urban Treescapes are currently seeking feedback from industry professionals. Feedback will focus on three main things:
Please email completed feedback template (Word 37KB) to UrbanTreeManagement@act.gov.au. If you require further information the Urban Treescapes’ Policy, Planning and Contracts Manager can be contacted by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81. Feedback will be accepted until Wednesday 24 December 2015.