Requesting a new or additional street tree
The Town is always looking for more places to plant new street trees during planting season.
If your verge does not currently have a tree, or you would like to request additional trees, please complete the below link and return it to the Administration Centre or email it to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited trees are purchased every year, and planting is done on both a needs basis for the overall street, and on a first come, first served basis in other instances.
Removal or pruning permission of street trees
There are a number of reasons for why you may wish to have permission to prune a street tree or to request its removal. The Town has a number of steps it follows before either of these options are approved for residents. As a rule, residents are not permitted to prune or remove street/verge trees without prior authorisation.
Should you wish to prune the street tree or apply to remove you will need to complete the below link and return it to the Administration Centre or email it to us on email@example.com
The Town will complete an inspection on the tree you are applying to remove or prune, and if it is deemed to be in healthy condition, someone will contact you with information regarding your options.
Street trees in the Town of Mosman Park will not be removed unless they are dead, dying or diseased as per our Policy.
Urban trees are invaluable assets, particularly in inner-city environments where the conditions can be additionally harsh due to roads, roofs and large amounts of impermeable surfaces. Trees and tree canopies provide shade for pedestrians and cars, provide habitat and refuge for local birds and other fauna, improve air quality, and improve the way our streets look and feel.
Trees provide us with many important benefits, but the wrong tree in the wrong place can have significant negative impacts. This is a big consideration for all local governments to ensure the safety, amenity, and health of trees as well as protection for our surrounding infrastructure.
The Town manages street trees based on a number of guiding principles which are outlined in the Street Tree Pruning, Removal and Replacement Policy
The Town also invites applications for trees that may be considered for inclusion on the Significant Tree Register in line with the associated Significant Tree (Public Land) Policy
Recently, the Town adopted a Street Tree Masterplan which further examines the Town’s street trees, assesses the local vulnerabilities and risks, and will assist the Town in better managing the trees into the future.