Protecting our canopy of significant trees

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

In order to protect Moonee Valley’s precious tree canopy, Council has identified all local trees of significance to add to our register of significant trees.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said Council engaged external consultants to undertake a Moonee Valley-wide survey.

“After reviewing more than 600 individual and groups of trees, the survey identified 248 individual and groups of trees on both public and private property which are of significant value and are therefore proposed to be included in our Significant Tree Register,” Cr Sipek said.

“Council plays an important role in protecting these trees for future generations and the draft Significant Tree Register explains why each tree is significant.”

Portfolio holder for Planning and Environment Cr Nicole Marshall said residents who have an identified tree on their property will receive a letter and a copy of the Individual Tree Report for the identified tree.

“We would like to know what our residents think about the identified trees and the possibility of controls being applied,” Cr Marshall said.

The draft Significant Tree Register will be available for comment from Thursday, 28 June to Thursday, 2 August 2018.

Find out more on our Significant trees page.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM