A series of TREENET inlet systems (water inlets) have been installed along sections of the kerb where juvenile trees are establishing.
These inlets direct first flush stormwater into an engineered system within the nature strip for slow infiltration into the soil, rather than down the drain and out to sea.
Directing water down into the verge encourages juvenile trees to form deeper roots parallel to the infrastructure, rather than having to seek water at surface level.
Deep tree roots keeps the footpaths safe and protects the kerb from surface root damage.
Image credit: City of Holdfast BayBack
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