Any private tree enquiries should be directed to Council's Planning department on 9298 8000. Council's Parks department is responsible for the trees located on Council nature strips and property.
Council advocates for the retention of its trees and looks to alternatives in developments to ensure retention as identified in Council's Liveable Streets Policy. The Parks department carries out an assessment on the viability of a tree with focus placed on the tree's retention value to determine if it can be removed. Where trees are identified as a possible removal, street trees affected by developments will be given a monetary value using the valuation method developed by the City of Melbourne. The method has been developed for local conditions and is well suited to Council's street trees.
Nature strip tree removals as a result of development should be made through Council's Planning department as all Council permits and documentation need to be finalised prior to any works being carried out on Council trees.