Emerge are currently helping the City of Vincent to develop a street tree ‘selection tool’.
This work required review and evaluation of the street trees already existing in the City, as well as, nomination of new options of trees to be trialed to create a master tree lists. Detailed desktop and GIS assessment of street types within the City have been performed and cross sections prepared to illustrate a range of streetscape typologies.
The next steps will be to use the data that has been created to link the tree master list to streetscape typologies. The selection tool will be give users the ability to generate a list of street trees options by clicking various attributes on, or off, depending on the circumstances for a streetscape.
The key challenges posed by this project include:
- Integrating knowledge from variety of disciplines (environmental, design and maintenance for example)
- Balancing the practical requirements of the City with aspiration of residents groups.
- We are continuing to communicate and liaise with the City and will be participating in community consultation in the near future to help confirm the local priorities which will underpin the tree selection tool.