Protecting Australia’s Trees

The protection of trees is vital to retaining our city’s character and environment. Trees grow in a delicate balance with their environment, and any changes to that balance must be minimised for the tree to remain healthy and fulfil its potential. It is rarely possible to repair stressed and injured trees, so damage needs to be avoided during all stages of development and construction.

Utilising the BYD referral service, councils can implement a systematic approach to identifying and managing excavation works near trees.

If a council receives an enquiry and the proposed work(s) affects trees registered via the referral service, the guidance for work around trees can be provided to ensure their long-term protection, integrity and vitality.

To find out more, please reach out to a member of the BYDA team via our contact form.