Our Register of Significant Trees lists trees chosen for historical, cultural, social, ecological and outstanding visual appeal. Explore the interactive map, find them by name or by suburb.Find out more
Protecting and preserving
Our tree policies aim to protect our urban forest across the City of Sydney's local area.
The City's urban forest strategy outlines our targets to increase the tree canopy cover and maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits that trees provide.
Our tree management policy provides an overview of all the City's tree management policies and sets the guidelines for tree management across the local area.
The maintenance and conservation of trees in Hyde Park, Observatory Hill and Redfern Park is covered in our tree management plans.
While our tree management controls are the legislative tool to protect trees across the City.
The street tree master plan ensures tree plantings are coordinated and robust – each City village is considered in the master plan.
Tree Management Team
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Hyde Park tree plan
One of Sydney's most historic and best-loved public spaces, Hyde Park's beginnings can be traced back to the early 19th century.
The Central Avenue is the park's spine that travels right through the centre of the park, adorned on either side with huge, sprawling Hills Figs trees, the oldest of which were planted in the 1930s.
Nearing the end of their lives, some of these giants have already been removed due to disease or old age – since 2004, 49 were removed – caused in part by low quality landfill and poor drainage when the trees were planted originally.
What's happening to the Hyde Park trees?
We plan to retain most of the trees along the Central Avenue longer than originally anticipated, thanks to our management plan of ongoing monitoring, pruning and selective tree removal to ensure public safety.
The plan, available for download below, aims to retain the majority of the park's trees for as long as possible. To achieve this, we will increase the frequency of inspections and maintenance, and the Central Avenue will be closed during extreme weather. Any trees found to be in a dangerous condition will be immediately pruned or removed as required, and major community events will be staged at alternative sites away from the Central Avenue.
The City will grow the highest quality Hills Figs to ensure a ready supply of replacement trees for the park in the years ahead.
Urban Forest Manager02 9265 9333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Monday, 11 April 2016