Street Tree Management

Street trees and other trees on public land

Council manages over 26,000 street trees throughout the local government area. Our street trees are valuable assets which create habitat, help manage air pollution, enhance the public domain and create canopy cover which offers shade and beautifies our urban environment.

If you have any concerns regarding street trees on nature strips which require pruning, or for information on the planting of new trees on nature strips, please contact Council's Customer Service Centre.

Council typically undertakes pruning and removal of trees on public land for the following reasons:

  • Improve pedestrian and vehicular access
  • Remove dead or defective branches
  • Prevent further damage to appropriately engineered structures
  • Assist with canopy structure (formative pruning)
  • Clear sight lines as per RMS requirements and signage
  • Remove hazardous trees

Ausgrid also trims trees around the electricity network to keep the community and Ausgrid staff safe and to help make sure they are providing a reliable electricity supply to their customers.
Further information relating to Ausgrid tree management can be found on the Ausgrid website

The following documents of the former Kogarah and Hurstville City Councils have been adopted by Georges River Council as interim strategies for tree management:

Kogarah Street Tree Management Strategy & Masterplan 2009
Hurstville Street Tree Management Study 2015

Georges River Council is currently preparing a Urban Forest Strategy that will encompass all aspects of tree management in Georges River Council. The general aspirations of this document will be to improve the urban forest, increase the canopy cover over time and provide guidance and clear policy around tree and vegetation management.


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