An i-Tree Ecosystem Analysis interpretative sign has been installed in the Arboretum at the entrance into the Mallee collection from the Twentieth Century Rose Garden. The sign is gateway to a significant amount of data compiled from a i-Tree Eco analysis conducted in the Arboretum in 2017 by the University of Adelaide. Data was obtained from 1,255 trees, representing 601 species in 146 genera. The field data including, local climate, pollution data and recorded species characteristics was collected by University staff and volunteers. "The structural value of the survey trees (50% of the Waite Arboretum collection) was calculated to be A$13 million" (University of Adelaide, The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the Waite, Issue 10, 2018, p.8).
The sign summarises the analysis and includes a QR Code which, when scanned, will take the visitor to the Arboretum app on their 'smart device' where a summary of the analysis and results can be read and a link to the full report the University of Adelaide, Valuing the Waite Arboretum, South Australia, An i-Tree Ecosystem Analysis by Jennifer A. Gardner, Marian McDuie and Erica Boyle, September 2017 can be accessed.
The i-Tree Ecosystem Analysis Interpretative Sign Project was jointly funded by the Friends of the Waite Arboretum Inc and a Commonwealth Government grant awarded in 2018 under the Stronger Communities Programme (Round 4).
#1903A Eucalypts diversifolia Soap Mallee MYRTACEAE planted in 1955.
Left: #388 Butia odorata Jelly Palm ARECACEAE South Amercia, 1928
Centre: #405 Washingtonia robusta Thread Fan Palm ARECACEAE Mexico 1928
Right: #390 Brahea armata Blue Hesper Palm ARECACEAE Baja California 1929