At the City of Burnside we value our trees highly. Trees are important for a variety of environmental, social and economic reasons. They add character to our landscape, preserve biodiversity, and provide shade, shelter and habitat for fauna.

What you need to know about trees in Burnside

The City of Burnside is committed to maintaining, enhancing and developing our trees, and ensuring the life and safety of our trees is a priority. Burnside is synonymous with wide, tree-lined avenues which increase property values.

For every tonne of timber formed in trees, one and a half tonnes of carbon dioxide is absorbed and one tonne of oxygen released into the atmosphere. By removing trees we are robbing our air of oxygen. Humans can go five weeks without food, five days without water, but only five minutes without oxygen.

To understand the Council's approach to the assessment of development applications involving regulated and significant trees click on this link.