Urban Forest Plan

The Urban Forest Plan guides the management of plants and trees on Council land across the city.

The plan was adopted by Council in 2009 and replaces our Tree Maintenance Policy.

What’s this project about?

The Urban Forest Plan was produced to help Council make decisions about maintaining and improving plants and trees on Council land for the benefit of our city and its residents.

It sets out strategies for the city’s natural areas, urban parks and street trees and how we will manage these areas to be more sustainable for future generations.

We want to build our stock of quality street trees to 12,000 and plan to plant 6000 new trees by 2030.

What’s happening now?

We have worked with the Central Community Committee to develop a theme for street trees in the Central Ward (PDF.

Key features of this theme include:

  • Removing pest plant species, hazardous trees and toxic species
  • Planting street trees in the CBD and suburban shopping centres
  • Removing trees that are:
    - unable to grow or develop well
    - causing damage to footpaths or other services
    - a safety hazard
    - require unsustainable pruning from overhead power lines or other areas

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