What do you think about trees?

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is in the process of preparing an Urban Forest Strategy to guide the Shire in creating cool, shady, liveable suburbs where suitable trees are kept and more planted. We are seeking your thoughts on some of the values, issues and opportunities for creation of the Shire’s Urban Forest.

Please take the time to complete these 13 questions which should only take 5 minutes. Thank you for your time. We value your input!

* 1. How important are trees to you? (provide one answer)

* 2. What is it about trees that you value? (rank from highest =1 to lowest =8)

* 3. Does anything about trees bother you? (choose all that apply)

* 4. Where are your favourite trees located? Please consider trees within the Shire only, feel free to state what type of tree it is and why you like it. (choose all that apply)

* 5. If more trees could be planted anywhere in the Shire, where would you have them planted? (Rank from highest =1 to lowest =7)

* 6. If you could choose to have any type of trees to be planted in the Shire, what characteristics would they have? (choose all that apply)

* 7. Shire approval is currently required to remove trees more than 4m tall. If you were considering cutting down a significantly large/mature tree on your private property, what would make you change your mind to keep the tree?

* 8. Would you plant a tree on your private property if you were given a free tree? (provide one answer)

* 9. If you were to plant a tree on your private property, would you prefer to choose the type of tree? (provide one answer)

* 10. Do you have any other comments you would like to make about trees in your neighbourhood and the development of an Urban Forest Strategy for the Shire?

* 11. It is proposed that two community workshops are held to discuss values and opportunities for the Shire’s Urban Forest Strategy in the coming months. Would you like to participate in these workshops? If yes, please include your contact details in the next question. (provide one answer)

* 12. Would you like to be kept informed about the Urban Forest Strategy? If so, please provide your name and contact details.