The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has one of the lowest areas of tree canopy cover for a Metropolitan council area in Australia. In response council has developed an objective to significantly increase tree cover.
Edge applied (a) the Tree Planting Predictor to undertake an evidenced based approach to forecasting the number of trees that need to be planted to achieve future canopy cove targets and (b) the Street Tree Prioritiser to identify priority locations in streets to plan trees based on criteria including urban heat, plantable space and social vulnerability.
The project has played a key role in justifying additional expenditure on trees by council and has been used to justify external tree planting grants.
City of Port Enfield