Have a favourite tree? Add it to the register
DO YOU have a favourite tree or group of trees that you feel has special merit?
Coffs Harbour City Council is asking residents to nominate one or more trees to be included in a proposed Significant Tree Register.
A Significant Tree Register is one of the tools outlined in Coffs Harbour's recently adopted Local Environmental Plan to help manage and protect significant trees in our local government area.
Currently the fig trees along First Avenue in Sawtell are the only trees listed as significant in the Coffs Harbour local government area. This was done through Schedule 5 of the LEP 2013.
Council has hired qualified arborists to undertake a Significant Tree Survey of the Coffs Harbour Local Government area.
Trees nominated by residents will be assessed by a qualified arborist to see if they meet the Coffs Harbour Significant Tree Criteria.
Simply go to Council's website to find the online nomination form. If you prefer you can print a copy of the form and send it into Council. Nominations close on Friday, June 27.
There are 12 categories of significance including outstanding size, outstanding habitat value, particularly old, rare or localised, historic value and others.
Once trees have been assessed against the significance categories, levels of significance will be specified that reflect the magnitude of importance from a national, state, regional or local level.