Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2016
Unley Council recently embarked on a Street Tree Renewal project on Ferguson Avenue in Myrtle Bank. The Council and other experts had observed structural degradation and a significant amount of branches dropping from the existing White Cedars along the street. After ex tensive engagement with residents, property owners and tree specialists it was decided to remove the trees that posed a risk and start replacing them with 3m high semi-mature trees. The Council took extraordinary steps to safeguard the local fauna by engaging a zoologist to ensure the wellbeing of urban wildlife on the street. James Smith from FauNature was invited to under take a ground-based survey initially and subsequently an arboreal survey to assess the number and type of species likely to be living in the trees marked for felling. “ We were involved with providing training and advice to the tree crew who undertook the removal work. FauNature was also responsible for the fauna management following tree removal,” says James. Following advice from the experts, Unley Council established a wildlife box program whereby more than 100 ar tificial nesting boxes have been located throughout the area to support fauna. All boxes are GPS located and monitored as par t of a yearly maintenance program. The project is a first for the City of Unley and has been designed to have as little impact as possible on residents and visitors to the street. Mandy-Jane Giannopoulos, who has been a local resident since 1982, says she was extremely impressed with how the first stage of the project was rolled out. “Given we have been in the area a long time it is sad to see the current trees taken out but I completely understand the reasons and dangers of leaving them in - I am really confident that the new trees will look great and the area will be well remediated. The whole process has been incredibly smooth,” says Mandy-Jane. Tree change for Ferguson avenue UNLEYLIFE 23 21 THINGS TO DO IN UNLEY 01 09 02 08 03 07 04 10 05 06 11 Spring is coming and the Jacarandas will soon be in bloom. Walk, push or ride around our beautiful City and enjoy the colour! Unley Road offers 1.5kms of shopping activity. Why not start at one end in the morning, have lunch and then wander back down the other side in the afternoon. Take a dip at the Unley Swimming Centre, Ethel Street, Forest ville, open from Saturday 17 September. Packed full of play equipment, the Princess Margaret Playground at Black Forest is a hidden gem. The kids will love it, trust us! Ride the mini trains at SASMEE Park, Millswood Crescent, Millswood, operating on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of ever y month. Ride the Mike Turtor Bikeway from the Black Forest to the Wayville Showgrounds. You can even stop in at the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market, held every Sunday on Leader Street, Goodwood. Activate your creative side by joining an art and craft club such as the Adelaide Potters Club, or one of the many programs available at our four community centres. Head to the Unley Oval to see the local Sturt Football Club play. Practise your own footy skills on the oval after the game. Held every September at the Way ville Showgrounds, spend the day at the fabulous Royal Adelaide Show. Enjoy the change of seasons by sitting on a bench at Heywood Park and watching the world go by. Can you hear the kookaburras? We now have t wo outdoor ping pong tables! Check them out at the Unley Civic Centre, Oxford Terrace, Unley, and Fullar ton Park Community Centre, Fullar ton Road, Fullar ton. CUT ME OUT, POP ME ON THE FRIDGE, AND SEE HOW MANY THINGS YOU CAN TICK OFF THE LIST. 13-21 OVER PAGE Left to right: Jack Caldwell, Mandy-Jane Giannopoulos holding Orlando Ricchi, Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne.
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