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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . .

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(2) What was the cost of tree maintenance for the financial years (a) 2013-2014, (b) 2014-2015 and (c) 2015-2016 to date.

(3) What is the average lifespan of a street tree.

(4) Does the Government have a tree replacement program; if so, can the Minister provide details.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) TAMS manage more than 750,000 trees in the urban area including approximately 340,000 trees located in streets. The attached table provides an up-to-date summary of the number of street trees in each suburb.

(2) (a) 2013-2014: $7,497,872 (b) 2014-2015: $6,744,670 (c) 2015-2016: YTD $3,599,702 (YTD) The full year allocated budget is $7,194,697

(3) The average life expectancy of street trees varies depending on the type of tree, prevailing weather conditions and site factors. Some street trees (mostly deciduous exotics) that date from the early 1900s are still healthy while some of the native tree types reach the end of their useful life in 50 to 70 years.

(4) The ACT Government uses an integrated approach to the removal and replacement of trees on public land where the removal of trees is closely aligned with tree planting programs.

Attachment

Street Tree Numbers by Suburb as at 18 February 2016

SUBURB Total HOLT 3422 ACTON 2628 HUGHES 1454 AINSLIE 4276 HUME 4488 AMAROO 3695 ISAACS 3671 ARANDA 4686 ISABELLA PLAINS 2124 BANKS 2459 JACKA 223 BARTON 774 KALEEN 6556 BELCONNEN 5649 KAMBAH 14827 BONNER 2895 KINGSTON 1411 BONYTHON 2251 LATHAM 3889 BRADDON 2078 LAWSON 1113 BRUCE 7837 LYNEHAM 4960 CALWELL 5791 LYONS 1615 CAMPBELL 2761 MACARTHUR 3566 CASEY 2726 MACGREGOR 4459 CHAPMAN 1722 MACQUARIE 3973 CHARNWOOD 3829 MAWSON 2321 CHIFLEY 1950 MCKELLAR 2283 CHISHOLM 3896 MELBA 3256


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