Climate change causes reconsideration of plane trees in Sydney

The City of Sydney’s plan is that when a plane tree needs to be removed, it will be replaced with a species better suited to the changed climate in the long term.

The replacements will be a mix of native and introduced species and have been chosen based on many factors including the side of the street they are on.

Some examples include native eucalyptus, bloodwoods and leopard trees and imported species such as rain trees.

“We really do need to have that balance between summer shade and winter sunlight in some locations,” Ms Sweeney (City of Sydney urban forest manager) said.

Here is a link to the full ABC news story about the demise of the plane tree as the preferred street tree in Sydney