Branching out - Managing Yarra's urban forest

This consultation has now closed

Thank you for contributing to our recent consultation on Yarra’s Urban Forest Strategy.

We received over 160 responses online, as well as speaking to a range of people at local parks and community events in February 2017.

We heard that trees are very important to our community and play a significant role in providing shade, adding character to our streets and providing a home for birds and other wildlife.

We also heard about some of the concerns people have with trees, including suggestions for how Council could improve its management of trees.

Your feedback is valuable and will help inform Yarra's Urban Forest Strategy. The strategy will consider the environmental, social and economic benefits trees provide, and will guide Council’s work to manage Yarra’s urban forest into the future.

Next Steps:

From here, we will develop a draft Urban Forest Strategy that will be presented to Council for further consideration. We are aiming to finalise the strategy before the end of this year.

We look forward to keeping you up to date on this project and to further working with our community to plan and manage Yarra’s urban forest.

Thank you for contributing to our recent consultation on Yarra’s Urban Forest Strategy.

We received over 160 responses online, as well as speaking to a range of people at local parks and community events in February 2017.

We heard that trees are very important to our community and play a significant role in providing shade, adding character to our streets and providing a home for birds and other wildlife.

We also heard about some of the concerns people have with trees, including suggestions for how Council could improve its management of trees.

Your feedback is valuable and will help inform Yarra's Urban Forest Strategy. The strategy will consider the environmental, social and economic benefits trees provide, and will guide Council’s work to manage Yarra’s urban forest into the future.

Next Steps:

From here, we will develop a draft Urban Forest Strategy that will be presented to Council for further consideration. We are aiming to finalise the strategy before the end of this year.

We look forward to keeping you up to date on this project and to further working with our community to plan and manage Yarra’s urban forest.

  • Survey - tell us about trees

    Thanks for taking our survey! We want to know about your experiences with trees in Yarra to help develop our first Urban Forest Strategy. 

    Our strategy will focus predominately on street trees (the ones on footpaths and roads) and some questions relate specifically to these types of trees. 

    In other questions, you may notice the term 'canopy cover'. This refers to the way a tree (specifically its branches and leaves) cover a piece of land. 

    Other questions are more general, so please feel free to tell us about trees in other locations where you see them, like parks and gardens.  Continue reading

    Thanks for taking our survey! We want to know about your experiences with trees in Yarra to help develop our first Urban Forest Strategy. 

    Our strategy will focus predominately on street trees (the ones on footpaths and roads) and some questions relate specifically to these types of trees. 

    In other questions, you may notice the term 'canopy cover'. This refers to the way a tree (specifically its branches and leaves) cover a piece of land. 

    Other questions are more general, so please feel free to tell us about trees in other locations where you see them, like parks and gardens.    

    This consultation has now closed Take Survey