Council seeks feedback on Albermarle St trees

The City of Melbourne is calling on the community to have its say about “enhancing the tree population” along Albermarle St in Kensington by July 25.

The council has launched public consultation through its Participate Melbourne portal as it seeks to “ensure a healthy and resilient urban forest” at Albermarle St in line with its urban forest strategy.

The council says that the strategy has identified the Kensington street for priority renewal works following several falling tree branches and an independent assessment of all trees by an arborist. That assessment determined that nine trees require removal “in the short term”, while 18 trees would require removal at some point in the future as they were “poorly performing”. One tree was also recently removed and requires replacement.

With the tree replacements to provide a “gradual change to the landscape” the council said it now had an opportunity to consider a “significant” greening upgrade for the entire street that would improve amenity and tree canopy cover.

Consultation closes July 25.

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