Roadside Vegetation

Roadside Vegetation is vegetation located along a roadside. The term is typically reserved for naturally occuring vegetation adjacent to a rural road rather than street trees or other vegetation planted within a nature strip.

Photo by Lisa Smallbone, Charles Sturt University

Roadside vegetation can be both a valuable asset providing shelter and food for native animals, and a liability as a fire hazard, by reducing motorists' sight distances at intersections and by obscuring road furniture such as guideposts.

It can be managed in a number of ways, including:

Many Councils have a Roadside Vegetation Management Plan.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Golden Plans Shire Council Roadside Vegetation Fact Sheet
  2. Google Search
  3. CSU
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