Street Trees Policy

Trees in urban environments provide many social, environmental and economic benefits. A key benefit of trees is their contribution to the amenity and walkability of local neighbourhoods through the provision of shade and the mitigation of urban heat island effect.

The trees in the City of Vincent contribute to enhanced community wellbeing and property values. They filter out air-borne pollutants and absorb atmospheric carbon, support urban biodiversity, reduce damaging wind speeds and slow the rate of storm water run-off. They increase local infiltration and ground water recharge, while improving environmental water quality.

The social, environmental and economic benefits of trees overlap in innumerable and complex ways, making them invaluable to our urban area.

The objective of our Street Trees Policy is to provide guidance for the care, control and management of trees in road reserves and public places.

You can learn more by reading the Street Trees Policy:

Street Trees Policy

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