Street Tree Strategy

At its 28 June 2016 meeting, Council adopted a 30 year strategy to improve and protect Monash’s valued street tree canopy.

Monash Street Tree Strategy(PDF, 7MB)

With the strategy, Council is aiming to achieve high quality, consistently-planted and attractive avenues.

The strategy identifies trees that are in declining health and will need to be replaced over time. It is about delivering a vision for Monash where the trees in any particular street are the best choice for that part of the City (taking into account available growing space, proximity to infrastructure like overhead power lines and footpaths, as well as neighbourhood character).

Street Tree Strategy Implementation

In late 2016 Council resolved to revise its approach towards the renewal of Monash’s street trees by only removing trees that are dead, dying, (assessed as having less than 2 years useful life, for example diseased) or dangerous (pose an inappropriate level of risk to people or assets which cannot be reasonably be managed). The aim of the strategy is to increase the number of trees planted on public property.

More information: Street Tree Selection