Boroondara’s trees are a huge part of our City’s character and are highly valued by our community. To help with the ongoing protection and management of our trees, we established a Significant Tree Register in 2001.
In October 2019, we resolved to add another 182 trees to the register, bringing the total to 1,193 across Boroondara. Before being added to the register, trees are assessed against specific criteria set by the National Trust of Australia which examines their size, age, rarity, ecological value, and cultural and historical significance.
Significant trees are protected under Council’s Tree Protection Local Law, so a permit is required by anyone wishing to remove or prune a significant tree, or conduct works within the tree’s protection zone.
A significant tree can be a single tree, an avenue of trees or a hedge, and can be on either private property or public land.