The management of trees and the urban forest is vital to mitigating the effects of climate change and to the health and wellbeing of communities. Trees provide many benefits yet are one of the more difficult assets to manage because of the depth of feeling they evoke.
We create clear and practical public policy for urban tree management and insightful strategy to grow and manage the urban forest in a sustainable way. This work often starts with a comprehensive inventory of trees managed by councils.
We have developed a rapid mobile GIS assessment tool which captures species and condition information in real time and is published to your in-house GIS. To date we have photographed and assessed over 15,000 trees throughout New Zealand.
We also assist councils in procuring maintenance contracts for arboriculture services and project manage annual tree planting programmes including all aspects of community engagement.
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Consultants from Xyst, engaged by the Mackenzie District Council, received a report from Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) identifying Lake Tekapo’s vulnerabilities to wildfire.
Xyst visited the site and developed a detailed planting plan, then procured plants and engaged contractors to deliver the project.
Xyst utilised local plant suppliers, material suppliers and contractors to deliver the project on time and within budget to beautify the reserve and to add
Xyst investigated suitable species for revegetation – with shade, shelter and non-flammability in mind – for planting in the riparian areas along the stream and
Xyst developed a procurement plan, conducted early market analysis, prepared RFP documents and response forms, put out the tender, evaluated bids received, and assisted ADC
Workshop with client to identify strengths and weaknesses of current approach and consider alternative opportunities