Cottonwood Tree Study
  • Last updated:
  • 18 Jan 2018

Currimundi to Wickham Point, Caloundra

The Cottonwood Tree Study - Currimundi to Wickham Point, Caloundra aims to inform and provide continuity of service for vegetation management throughout this part of the coastline.

In August 2017, a resolution was passed by council to undertake an investigation regarding the overall characteristics of Cottonwood trees to include data such as distribution, growth patterns, habitat values and landscape relationships and consideration of alternate landscape options.

Where to from here

A brief has been developed to inform the extent and scope of the study.

To ensure the study is undertaken in a manner that is independent, council will be consulting with professional skills from several different disciplines to develop the study. It is also expected that further professional independent advice will be sought from a range of peak industry bodies and relevant experts.

A two part assessment of Cottonwood characteristics will be conducted through desktop assessments and on-ground inspections. Based on these assessments, alternative landscape options will be developed together with examination for the potential listing under the Biosecurity Plan.

While the council resolution indicated a reporting timeframe of January 2018, this is now being revised to June 2018 to support this important study.

More information

If you require further information, please contact council's Coordinator Natural Areas Management on (07) 5475 7272.