Council trees

Trees on public land 

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Council manages around 55,000 trees from 520 different species in the public realm including trees within our parks, streets, Council-managed facilities and in the Malvern Valley Golf Course. Our urban forest includes trees planted hundreds of years ago to trees that were planted just this year.

Urban forests are the cumulative result of the planting and management of trees and other vegetation over many decades. The City is fortunate to have a mature and healthy urban forest that covers a quarter of the municipality in tree canopy and our objective is to maximise the protection and retention of existing trees in the urban landscape.