Trees of Significance

Trees of Significance

The City of Vincent Trees of Significance Inventory

Many individual and groups of trees are highly valued by the community including remnants of the original vegetation of the area now left within a developed urban environment. These trees hold significant value for their visual, aesthetic, botanic, scientific, ecological, historical, commemorative, cultural or social aspects.

The City’s Trees of Significance Inventory, adopted in 1999, aims to protect trees of significant value within the City of Vincent and is an important strategic initiative in achieving the objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2011 – 2016 to maintain and enhance the natural and built environment.

The function of the Trees of Significance Inventory is to provide an active document for the City to recognise a valuable natural resource and to establish long-term plans for the conservation, enhancement, maintenance and integration of this natural resource into the City’s inner urban fabric. The Trees of Significance Inventory is linked to the City’s Town Planning Scheme which provides for the protection of trees that are considered worthy of retention.

The current Trees of Significance Inventory can be viewed here.

Trees of Significance Policy

In most instances Planning Approval will need to be obtained from the City prior to the removal or significant pruning of any tree listed on the Trees of Significance Inventory.

The City’s Policy No. 3.6.3 clarifies when approval is required for work associated with Trees of Significance.

The current Policy No. 3.6.3 relating to Trees of Significance can be viewed here

Trees of Significance Nomination

The Trees of Significance Policy also provides a framework for the nomination of trees for consideration onto the Trees of Significance Inventory.

The Trees of Significance Nomination form can be viewed here

Trees of Significance Assistance Fund

The City of Vincent administers the Trees of Significance Assistance Fund. All trees within private property that are listed on the City’s Trees of Significance Inventory are eligible to apply for financial assistance for conservation works or documentation such as an arborist assessment conducted on a significant tree.

To find out more information refer to the Trees of Significance Assistance Fund information sheet here and if you wish to submit an application for fund refer to the:

Trees of Significance Assistance Fund application form

Conditions of Funding form