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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.
Tree Management Team
02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001
Last updated: Thursday, 3 April 2014