Environment

Environment

Trees & Gardens

Our whole of street tree planting approach achieves a consistent uniform planting which creates an "Avenue Effect" of trees of a similar size, shape and look. Planting in one operation improves the efficiency of ongoing maintenance activities such as formative pruning and watering of newly planted trees which occur regularly in the first three years after planting.

Regulated and Significant Trees

ALL significant trees need approval

A 'Regulated Tree' is a tree that is:

  • Any tree with a trunk circumference of 2m or more measured at a point 1m above natural ground level.
  • Multiple trunks - a total circumference of 2m or more and an average circumference of 625mm or more measured at a point 1m above natural ground level.

A 'Significant Tree' is a tree that is:

  • Any tree with a trunk circumference of 3m or more measured at a point 1m above natural ground level.
  • Multiple trunks - a total circumference of 3m or more and an average circumference of 625mm or more measured at a point 1m above natural ground level.

To determine if you require an application to remove or prune a regulated or significant tree please refer to the Development Information Guide 28. For further information regarding regulated and significant trees please contact our call centre on 8408 1111.

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