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Mature tree watering program

The drought over the past ten years has progressively reduced our trees' ability to tolerate extended dry periods.

We are concerned that without special effort, many of our trees will not recover when the drought ends. To address this issue, we have assessed the health and vigour of our most significant public space trees and developed a program to try and help our trees survive the adverse conditions.

Actions from this program include:

  • Mature tree watering program. This program delivers 400–500 litres of water to each tree every ten days on average.
  • Trialling innovative methods of storage and gradual dissipation of water around trees.
  • Soil amelioration treatments aimed at de-compacting and saturating the soil.
  • Soil improvement treatments to encourage new root growth.