Water Pipeline Infrastructure Tree Assessment

As part of a major recycled water infrastructure project, Biodiverse Environmental was engaged to undertake a tree health and ecological assessment of vegetation that was potentially impacted by horizonal directional drilling (HDD) and trenching works.  Of particular concern was the potential impact on the Guardian Tree which was culturally significant to the local First Nations People. 

Our arborist conducted a tree health assessment by determining the Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) and Structural Root Zone (SRZ) for each tree within the infrastructure footprint.  Recommendations were provided in tree impact given tree species and rooting structure, drilling depth and geological substrate. 

Our ecologist undertook an ecological survey of the area for fauna and habitat values providing advice on clearing methodology and fauna management during clearing activities.