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.
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.
Urban Forest Interactive is an exciting new interactive website communicating the benefits of the Urban Forest through the utilisation of Council data collected on over 40,000 public street and park trees.
Submit a report about a tree on Council property online.
The Urban Tree Strategy provides the foundation of how Council will continue to enrich and enliven our neighbourhood character and amenity through the continued management of our most valuable assets now and for future generations.
Any tree damaging activity associated with Council or privately owned trees which are deemed regulated require Council approval.
There are risks associated with trees in relation to their proximity to powerlines.
The City of Burnside is renowned for its landscape of significant trees, and as such, commencing the financial year 2012/13 the Council has resolved to set aside funds for the operation of the Regulated and Significant Tree Assistance Scheme.
Council has endorsed the Urban Tree Canopy Coverage report by Seed Consulting undertaken in 2016.
Downloadable Fact Sheets for each tree species planted throughout the City of Burnside.
At the City of Burnside we love trees. Trees provide a range of benefits such as removing air pollutants, producing oxygen and storing carbon. These ecosystem services can be measured economically through a scientific peer reviewed software program used globally called i-Tree Eco.
Understanding the Council's approach to the assessment of development applications involving regulated and significant trees.
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