Planting of new trees

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Planting of new trees

A new tree is defined as ‘a plant (shrub or tree) that is planted within the boundaries of land owned by or under the care and control of Council’.

Prior to the planting of any trees or shrubs on Council owned land approval must be granted by Council’s Tree Works Officer, Co-ordinator or relevant Manager. Councils Tree Works officer will need to seek approval from Councils Appearance & Infrastructure Division prior to undertaking any major tree planting program.

Where a tree has been planted in any street or reserve by a resident without Council approval and Council’s relevant officer is of the opinion that the species and/or site of the planting is contrary to this procedure or Council’s Management of Trees on Public Land Policy, the officer may take appropriate action to have the tree removed or relocated.