Cottonwood tree study
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Jul 2019

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.

This brief[120KB] was developed to inform the extent and scope of the study.

Cottonwood tree study

The Cottonwood Tree Study is now finalised. Two workshops were undertaken in early 2019 to allow the consultants to present council with the findings and proposed options.

  • Workshop 1 presented the report[9576KB] and provided an overview of the findings. Please note that the representative sites referenced on Page 64 of the report are based on data from the Queensland Herbarium. This can be viewed in the supporting representative site map and data.
  • Workshop 2 enabled Councillors to further investigate the application of the options and the supporting decision matrix[121KB] on several different sites and locations.

Where to from here

The Cottonwood Tree Study and supporting decision matrix will provide guidance to Council when considering and accessing future management options. Over the next 12 months a pilot project utilising the findings from the study will be undertaken at the Shelly Beach car park. As part of this process we will engage with the community prior to any tree management works in line with the independent study recommendations.

More information

A media release[117KB] regarding the study findings was issued on 5 July 2019. If you require further information, please contact council's Coordinator Natural Areas Management on (07) 5475 7272.