Protecting our significant trees

(L-R) Eucalyptus species, Ulmus (or elm) species, Araucaria species

(L-R) Eucalyptus species, Ulmus (or elm) species, Araucaria species

Trees provide a vast array of benefits including the provision of shade, local habitat, improved air quality and contributing to the character of our neighbourhoods. Urban environments such as our City can particularly benefit from tree canopy which can reduce daytime temperatures and energy use in buildings shaded by trees.

Maribyrnong City Council is committed to protecting its significant trees on both public and private land to preserve our natural and cultural heritage and to continue to enhance the amenity of the city, safeguarding its natural and cultural heritage and preserving the many benefits of trees in the urban landscape.

Trees in parks, road reserves and open space in the City of Maribyrnong are protected and maintained by a number of strategies and protocols.

Substantial growth and development in the City makes it timely to further consider the protection of significant trees on private land in Maribyrnong.

Council is developing a Significant Tree Register; nominations are currently being sought.

A list of Significance Criteria for the nomination of trees have been developed based upon the National Trusts criteria for nomination of significant trees. To be considered for the register, nominated trees must meet at least one of the significance criteria. An independent arborist will inspect and make recommendations to Council as to which trees should be included on the register.

In addition, Council's draft Significant Tree Register Policy- which formalises Council's position on Significant Trees - was available for comment between the 31 May and 12 July 2018. Contributions will be considered before final adoption by Council.

Check out the FAQs on the right for further detail about the policy and nomination process.

Nominations for significant trees are open for six months and will close on 30 November 2018.

In other news, do you want more trees in Maribyrnong? Have your say on Council’s Draft Urban Forest Strategy which aims to make our City cool, leafy and inviting.

(L-R) Eucalyptus species, Ulmus (or elm) species, Araucaria species

Trees provide a vast array of benefits including the provision of shade, local habitat, improved air quality and contributing to the character of our neighbourhoods. Urban environments such as our City can particularly benefit from tree canopy which can reduce daytime temperatures and energy use in buildings shaded by trees.

Maribyrnong City Council is committed to protecting its significant trees on both public and private land to preserve our natural and cultural heritage and to continue to enhance the amenity of the city, safeguarding its natural and cultural heritage and preserving the many benefits of trees in the urban landscape.

Trees in parks, road reserves and open space in the City of Maribyrnong are protected and maintained by a number of strategies and protocols.

Substantial growth and development in the City makes it timely to further consider the protection of significant trees on private land in Maribyrnong.

Council is developing a Significant Tree Register; nominations are currently being sought.

A list of Significance Criteria for the nomination of trees have been developed based upon the National Trusts criteria for nomination of significant trees. To be considered for the register, nominated trees must meet at least one of the significance criteria. An independent arborist will inspect and make recommendations to Council as to which trees should be included on the register.

In addition, Council's draft Significant Tree Register Policy- which formalises Council's position on Significant Trees - was available for comment between the 31 May and 12 July 2018. Contributions will be considered before final adoption by Council.

Check out the FAQs on the right for further detail about the policy and nomination process.

Nominations for significant trees are open for six months and will close on 30 November 2018.

In other news, do you want more trees in Maribyrnong? Have your say on Council’s Draft Urban Forest Strategy which aims to make our City cool, leafy and inviting.

Significant Tree Nomination Form

Please refer to the criteria for nominating significant tree here.

You may nominate more than one tree, each tree must have a separate nomination form.

Please complete the form as fully as possible, and explain the reasons for nomination.

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Tree Details

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Please complete all components in this section.

You can nominate a group of trees in the one form if the nomination is for the group (e.g. three trees of the same species). Please complete a seperate nomination form if the trees are unrelated
Please provide the street address of the nominated tree(s) and description of where on the block it is located. Please provide aerial image or map (if available),
If possible please upload photograph(s) of the nominated tree(s) in full
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Reasons for nomination

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Nominator details

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