The City of Burnside engaged Edge to assess change in land cover over time, with a focus on change in canopy cover. The assessment was conducted for each of the City’s 28 suburbs, as well as across the City as a whole. Change over time trends were assessed on private and public land between 2010 and 2015. The i-Tree Canopy tool was used together with more advanced spatial assessments in a GIS to determine percentage increases and decreases across tenures. The outputs from this assessment helped Council to build on their understanding of land cover drivers across the City and to help prioritise management and community engagement actions around retaining and increasing canopy cover.
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