Brimbank,
17
November
2015
|
05:02
Australia/Melbourne

Pop in to a Pop Up Urban Forest

Summary

More “pop ups” are coming to Sunshine and St Albans as part of our Draft Urban Forest Strategy 2015-2045 consultation.

Shade-providing trees, mini green walls, vegie patches, native plants and grasses will come together to create special Pop Up Urban Forests in November and December.

At the Pop Up Urban Forests you can talk us about Brimbank’s urban forest, why it's important, and how you can contribute to developing this vital community asset.


When and Where?
Pop Up Urban Forest sessions will be held on:

Our Urban Forest includes all vegetation including trees, plants and grasses, and the environment in which they're able to grow.


Creating an Urban Forest - Towards 700, 000 Trees
The Draft Urban Forest Strategy outlines our intention to increase Brimbank’s tree canopy coverage from 6.2 per cent to 30 per cent over the next 30 years by planting 700,000 trees.

Once adopted, the strategy will ultimately be used to guide the future greening of Brimbank. It will take a strategic approach to increasing the City’s canopy cover through its planting of trees on streets, in urban parks, along waterways and encouraging planting in private open space.


Online Survey - Tell Us Your Priorities
An online survey is currently available for you to comment on the strategy and tell us your priorities for tree planting in Brimbank into the future.

The ultimate aim is to deliver positive health and social outcomes for the community, and reduce the impacts of heat, pollution and noise.

Brimbank’s Draft Urban Forest Strategy 2015-2045 is out for community comment until 12 December 2015.