Tree And Landscape Assessment At The United Nations Logistics Base, Brindisi, Italy.


This year we undertook a detailed assessment of trees and landscape management/maintenance practices at the United Nations' logistics base in Brindisi as part of the enhancement of their ISO 14001 processes. Undertaken in partnership with Interface NRM in the UK, we provided an assessment of all of the trees on site, mapping them in GIS and CAD formats, and provided a prioritised contracting schedule to deal with defects identified, as well as providing suggestions to increase the biodiversity of the tree resource.  We also looked at the maintenance of all green spaces on site in terms of mowing regimes, use of mulches and contractor competencies.   Not the usual mix of species we're used to seeing, but all the more interesting for it.