Urban trees are invaluable assets, particularly in inner-city environments where the conditions can be additionally harsh due to roads, roofs and large amounts of impermeable surfaces. Trees and tree canopies provide shade for pedestrians and cars, provide habitat and refuge for local birds and other fauna, improve air quality, and improve the way our streets look and feel.
Trees come in many shapes, sizes, and species. Trees provide us with many important benefits, but the wrong tree in the wrong place can have significant negative impacts. This is a big consideration for all local governments to ensure the safety, amenity, and health of trees as well as protection for our surrounding infrastructure.
The Town manages street trees based on a number of guiding principles which are outlined in the Street Tree Policy 2.2.7.
The Town also invites applications for trees that may be considered for inclusion on the Significant Tree Register in line with the associated Significant Tree (Public Land) Policy 2.1.4.
Recently, the Town adopted a Street Tree Masterplan which further examines the Town’s street trees, assesses the local vulnerabilities and risks, and will assist the Town in better managing the trees into the future. The Street Tree Masterplan can be downloaded in two parts: the Masterplan and the Appendices.
If you have any enquiries relating to new tree planting, tree pruning, tree removal or any other tree related enquiry, please contact the Town on 9383 6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.