This well known tree in Coffs Harbour’s Saltwater Park is believed to have been providing shade and habitat since before European settlement.
This well known tree in Coffs Harbour’s Saltwater Park is believed to have been providing shade and habitat since before European settlement. Bruce Thomas

Trees rooted in history

COFFS Harbour is about to acquire a Significant Tree Register to document and preserve the city’s important trees.

The register is part of the Coffs Harbour Priority Habitats and Corridors Strategy and Draft Coffs Harbour Revised Koala Plan of Management, which went on public exhibition on Thursday.

The register will allow special trees on both public and private land to be included.

Significant trees or groups of trees can possess values relating to their visual, historic, botanical, cultural, commemorative or other significance.

The purpose of the register is so that Coffs Harbour City Council will have a single register of all significant trees within the city.

Information about those which are successfully placed on the register will be used by the council to promote community awareness and ensure better methods of protection, care and management of its significant trees in the future.

Nominations may be received for any trees within the city but listing will be subject to assessment criteria and will not mean that no work can be undertaken or that removal is necessarily prohibited.

The document is available for public comment until January 29.



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