Tree policies

Tree policies

Significant trees



Trees listed in our Register of Significant Trees have been chosen across the local area based on their historical, cultural, social, ecological and outstanding visual appeal. Explore the interactive map, find them by name or by suburb.
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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.

Contacts

Tree Management Team
02 9265 9333

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.

Contacts

Karen Sweeney
Urban Forest Manager02 9265 9333

Urban forest and tree management Document Downloads
Urban forest and tree management
Urban forest strategy PDF 7.9 MB Download
Tree management policy PDF 1.0 MB Download


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Street tree master plan Document Downloads
Street tree master plan
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


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Last updated: Friday, 13 June 2014