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Working together to choose the right street trees


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters recognises the critical importance of street trees - they cool and shade our homes and streets, add character to the area and economic value to properties, and are greatly appreciated by the community.

To ensure our street trees continue to thrive and not just survive in a changing climate, arborists from Resilient East member councils, including the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, have developed the Street Tree Species Guideline. 

The Guideline will assist in choosing a diversity of tree species suitable to our changing climate. It lists over 100 species and considers attributes like, useful life expectancy, watering needs, and resilience to drought, pests and severe weather events. Council arborists can then use their local knowledge to assess attributes to select a suitable tree.

For more information and to download the Street Tree Species Guideline, visit: Resilient East - Resources