|Trees are a very important part of the environment. Trees improve the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and airborne pollutants and release oxygen into the air. |
|They also improve the appearance of the urban environment and provide shade in summer, which helps to lower the temperature, as well as provide habitat for native animals, birds and insects. It is for these reasons that we encourage tree planting and coordinate the retention of existing trees and a citywide tree planting program.|
What should I plant at home?
|Planting native species has a number of benefits for the local environment. Council has developed a Native Gardening Guide (PDF, 2MB)and Tree Planting Guide (PDF, 2MB) to guide residents in their planting choices and promote healthy ecosystems.|
Removal of fallen trees and branches following storm events
|Powerful storms can fell trees and branches. This guide (PDF, 548KB) provides information on how to dispose of trees and branches following a storm event.|
Need to prune or remove a tree on private property?
|Council approval is required for pruning or removal from any private tree that is:|
- More than three metres high
- Has a spread of more than three metres
- Has a trunk diameter of more than 150mm measured one metre above ground level.