Protecting our significant trees

Consultation has concluded

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

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

Nominations for the Significant Tree Register closed on the 30th November 2018 - thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. An independent arborist will now inspect all nominated trees and determine how they respond to the Significance Criteria with recommendations to Council to be made in March 2019.


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.

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.


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

Nominations for the Significant Tree Register closed on the 30th November 2018 - thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. An independent arborist will now inspect all nominated trees and determine how they respond to the Significance Criteria with recommendations to Council to be made in March 2019.


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.

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.