Council manages approximately 50,000 trees in its streets and parklands. These range from the 800 juvenile trees planted every year to the old and vulnerable, planted at the end of the 19th Century. All of the trees, exotic or native, old or young contribute to the livability of Yarra and provide benefits environmentally, socially, and economically to the community. They are to be managed and maintained to a high standard in accord with the importance and sensitivity that they are held by Council and the community.
Caring for Council Trees
Council has four dedicated professional tree contractors that are committed to the care of Yarra’s (councils) tree population.
- Pruning and Removals;
- Tree and Garden Bed Planting and Establishment;
- Pest and Disease Management; and
- Tree Root Management.
Council has developed long-term policies and procedures to manage trees and to encourage their safe and healthy growth – improving the benefits they provide to the community for now and future generations.
COUNCIL WILL NOT PRUNE OR REMOVE TREES FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
- to reduce leaf litter or debris,
- to increase car parking,
- to reduce overshadowing or solar access,
- to improve visibility of advertising signage, or
- to prevent wildlife accessing tree or properties.
COUNCIL DOES NOT PRUNE, REMOVE OR CARE FOR PRIVATE TREES
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Coordinator Arboriculture & Streetscapes