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Our management policies

The tree policies listed below protect our urban forest. They are available to download if you would like to read more.

  • Tree Management Policy – provides an overview of all the City’s tree management policies and sets out guidelines for tree management.
  • Tree Management Controls – our legislative tool, which protects trees throughout the local area.
  • Urban Forest Strategy - outlines the City's targets to increase canopy cover and maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits provided by trees.
  • Street Tree Master Plan – ensures streetscape planting is coordinated and robust. Each City village is taken into consideration in the master plan.
  • Hyde Park, Observatory Hill and Redfern Park Tree Management Plans – include strategies for the maintenance and conservation of the trees in these historic parks.

Register of Significant Trees

The Register of Significant Trees recognises and safeguards trees with historical, cultural or botanical importance.

There are 2,688 trees on the register, and the local community identified 277 as important. More than 750 specimens were added to the list as part of a recent review.

Trees are listed by geographical area and in 5 basic categories:

  • outstanding visual or aesthetic significance
  • botanic or scientific significance
  • significant sociological value
  • historical and commemorative significance
  • social significance.

All trees in streets and parks and on private property in the local area are safeguarded under the City’s tree management policies.

The register highlights the special trees with unique links to central Sydney and surrounds.

Contacts

Tree Management Team
02 9265 9333 City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

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Urban forest strategy PDF 7.9 MB Download
Tree management policy PDF 1.0 MB Download
Sydney DCP 2012: Tree management controls PDF 39.1 KB Download
Sydney LEP 2012: Tree management controls PDF 147.8 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part A - introduction PDF 4.3 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part B - tree species selection PDF 9.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - precinct plans overview PDF 2.5 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - King Street Wharf and Walsh Bay PDF 1.2 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - The Rocks and Millers Point PDF 1.0 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Northern Financial and Alfred Street PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Western Commercial PDF 1.2 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Retail Core and Martin Place PDF 939.2 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Town Hall and Mid City PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Haymarket PDF 1.5 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Southern CBD PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Surry Hills - North PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Surry Hills - South PDF 1.2 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Redfern - West PDF 862.4 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Redfern - East PDF 1.7 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Chippendale PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Ultimo PDF 863.9 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Pyrmont PDF 1.0 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Darlington PDF 1.0 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Camperdown / Forest Lodge PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Glebe - West PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Glebe - East PDF 967.5 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Glebe Point PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Darlinghurst PDF 1.5 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Elizabeth Bay PDF 1.2 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Woolloomooloo PDF 1.5 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Moore Park and Paddington PDF 1.1 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Rosebery PDF 1017.0 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Green Square PDF 1.0 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Newtown PDF 1.3 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Erskineville PDF 1.4 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Alexandria PDF 1.4 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part C - Southern Industrials PDF 1.6 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part D - technical guidelines PDF 2.9 MB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part E - appendices PDF 503.6 KB Download
Street tree master plan 2011: Part E - datasheets PDF 7.6 MB Download
Register significant trees – sections A-B PDF 4.5 MB Download
Register significant trees – section C Map PDF 1.3 MB Download
Register significant trees – precincts 1-10 PDF 7.8 MB Download
Register significant trees – precincts 11-20 PDF 8.4 MB Download
Register significant trees – precincts 21-23 PDF 6.3 MB Download
Register significant trees – precincts 24-29 PDF 8.8 MB Download
Register significant trees – precincts 20-35 PDF 6.9 MB Download
Register significant trees – section D PDF 1.2 MB Download
Observatory Hill tree management plan PDF 1.8 MB Download
Redfern Park tree management plan PDF 1007.4 KB Download


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Last updated: Thursday, 3 April 2014