4.10.4 City Tree Survey

To develop a fuller understanding of the population of public trees in Dublin will require a full tree survey that determines the location, species, dimensions, condition, risk and recommendations for remedial works for each public tree. This is a substantial task considering that the number of trees is expected to exceed 60,000 on streets alone.

To assist in this work it is intended to deploy a computer based tree management software system. This will allow in-the-field mapping and entering of data by staff and subsequent data analysis of information collected, such as assessment of the overall health condition of city trees. It will also allow development of management systems, such as coordinating pruning cycles or assessing the possible impacts to trees from development proposals.