The City’s Waste and Cleaning crews have been working hard to sweep up unseasonal leaf drop, especially from the City’s London Plane and Morton Bay Fig trees.
At the peak of the leaf drop in December, the malls were being swept mechanically twice a night.
Daytime cleaning continued, to ensure against pedestrian slip hazards. The City’s Parks staff added their expertise, to reduce the windrows of leaves on the streets, where possible.
Some trees lost more than 50 per cent of their canopy and water was tanked in to irrigate the trees, to help reduce heat stress.
With the additional water, the trees are recovering well and City staff will be prepared for any more heatwaves.
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