Significant tree community nominations

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Significant tree nominations

Do you have or are aware of a significant tree within the City of Kingston that you want to let us know about?

The City of Kingston Register of Significant Trees identifies exotic, native and indigenous trees on private and public land that have special significance. Trees that are listed on the register are protected by the Kingston Planning Scheme. A permit is required to prune, remove or carry out works on or near any tree listed within the register.


What will Council do with my nomination?

The nomination is the first step of a longer process to update the register.

The current Register was introduced in 2007 which identifies trees as significant in accordance with the criteria specified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Nominations received will help us expand and update the current register.

An important part of our work will be engaging with those members of the community who may have significant trees on their properties once we have evaluated the community nominations.


What makes a tree significant?

Nominated trees will be assessed against the below criteria:

Scientific:

  • Horticultural or genetic value
  • Important source of seed or propagating stock
  • Particularly resistant to disease or exposure
  • Species or variety that is rare or of a very localised distribution
  • Remnant native vegetation
  • Outstanding for its size
  • An outstanding example of the species.

Social:

  • Unique location or context
  • Contribution to landscape
  • Associated with Aboriginal activities
  • Important landmark
  • Spiritual and religious associations
  • Contemporary association with the community.

Historic:

  • Forms part of an historic park, garden or town
  • Commemorative plantings
  • Associated with an important event
  • Associated with an important person, group or institution.

Aesthetic:

  • A really great looking tree
  • Exhibits curious growth form or unusual physical features
  • Is a better than an average example of its species, or a tree in its location.

If you have a tree that you would like to nominate for potential inclusion on the Significant Tree Register please let us know below.


Have your say

Do you know a significant tree in the City of Kingston that should be protected?

You can let us know by:

  • Taking part in our survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194 or drop it in at our Cheltenham office at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.

Significant tree nominations

Do you have or are aware of a significant tree within the City of Kingston that you want to let us know about?

The City of Kingston Register of Significant Trees identifies exotic, native and indigenous trees on private and public land that have special significance. Trees that are listed on the register are protected by the Kingston Planning Scheme. A permit is required to prune, remove or carry out works on or near any tree listed within the register.


What will Council do with my nomination?

The nomination is the first step of a longer process to update the register.

The current Register was introduced in 2007 which identifies trees as significant in accordance with the criteria specified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). Nominations received will help us expand and update the current register.

An important part of our work will be engaging with those members of the community who may have significant trees on their properties once we have evaluated the community nominations.


What makes a tree significant?

Nominated trees will be assessed against the below criteria:

Scientific:

  • Horticultural or genetic value
  • Important source of seed or propagating stock
  • Particularly resistant to disease or exposure
  • Species or variety that is rare or of a very localised distribution
  • Remnant native vegetation
  • Outstanding for its size
  • An outstanding example of the species.

Social:

  • Unique location or context
  • Contribution to landscape
  • Associated with Aboriginal activities
  • Important landmark
  • Spiritual and religious associations
  • Contemporary association with the community.

Historic:

  • Forms part of an historic park, garden or town
  • Commemorative plantings
  • Associated with an important event
  • Associated with an important person, group or institution.

Aesthetic:

  • A really great looking tree
  • Exhibits curious growth form or unusual physical features
  • Is a better than an average example of its species, or a tree in its location.

If you have a tree that you would like to nominate for potential inclusion on the Significant Tree Register please let us know below.


Have your say

Do you know a significant tree in the City of Kingston that should be protected?

You can let us know by:

  • Taking part in our survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194 or drop it in at our Cheltenham office at 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.
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