Trees in the landscape make a significant contribution to the urban environment. Aesthetically they provide screening, privacy and interest. Environmentally trees improve air quality, slow urban run off, reduce the heat sink effect and provide wildlife habitat.
Community expectations are that Council preserve protect and improve the tree canopy of the area. To enable this Council developed the adopted Tree Preservation Order 2007. The Order protects trees both on private and public land requiring Council's approval to undertake works on or in the vicinity of a tree.
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Current tree management issues
Notices regarding Council-owned trees
Council tree management issues currently listed for public notice or consultation.
Policies and other information
Requests to remove trees
Details on how to request approval to have works undertaken on your tree, or how to arrange to have works undertaken on or around Council-owned trees.
Private trees on neighbours' property
Advice and contact details for issues involving adjoining neighbours' trees.
Tree management policies
Council policy documents relating to tree management and preservation.