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Urban Forest Management Policy

Posted Thursday 22 June 2017

Residents and ratepayers are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to Council’s draft Urban Forest Management Policy.

The Urban Forest includes the totality of trees and shrubs on all public and private land in and around urban areas (including bushland, parkland, gardens and street trees). It can be measured as a canopy cover percentage of the total area and is recognised as a primary component of the urban ecosystem.

Currently there are seven policies that deal with the management of trees in Mosman. It is considered that these can be rationalised into one policy: the draft Urban Forest Management Policy. This policy consolidates seven existing policies adopted or amended by Council between 1992 and 2012.

The draft policy can be viewed and comments made here before 19 July 2017.