Estudi de l’arbrat de Vilafranca del Penedès i proposta de millora del carrer de l’Espirall
Tutor / director / evaluatorFàbregas Bargalló, Xavier
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
A study on the tree-lined road of Vilafranca del Penedès is carried out and a proposal for improvement is made in Espirall street. From the city’s tree inventory obtained through the City Council, a monitoring of the existing species and their current status is carried out for its update, as well as to make an assessment that justifies a proposal for improvement. In this follow-up, many dead trees have been detected in some specific street, one of which is l’Espirall Street. Large trees tend to be planted in large avenues and wide streets, whereas small trees in narrow streets. The drawback of planting small trees in narrow streets is that they do not perform any environmental function, and even more so if they do not prosper and end up dying from lack of maintenance or from too much pressure caused by pedestriants. Espirall street is one of these cases, where the trees that are alive (Cercis canadensis and Hibiscus syriacus), only have a decorative function. The purpose is to move the tree pits from the sidewalk to the road, gaining more space for both trees and pedestriants, to be able to plant a large tree (Grevillea robusta). The corners where the sidewalk is wide enough, only the species is changed (Firmiana símplex). This new arrengament of the tree pits is made following the TreeParker structural soil cell system of suspended pavement.