Significant Trees Register

ABOVE: This japanese maple (Acer palmatum variety) was planted in the Fern Courtyard of the Heritage Mayday Asylum at Mayday Hills more than 150 years ago. It is admired for its aesthetic and horticultural value.

ABOVE: The sturdy 17m tall coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) at Mayday Hills Beechworth is an outstanding example of its species.

Council has an ongoing program of tree maintenance and renewal, and works with the community where possible in the care of trees. Part of the tree program for 2016 includes the establishment of a Significant Trees Register.

Register of Significant Trees

Indigo Shire is well known for its trees, both historic trees and those more recently planted. To create awareness of the value of trees to our cultural, historic and environmental landscape Council will establish a shire-wide Register of Significant Trees in 2016.

This initiative is part of the Council Plan and involves opportunities for residents across the Shire to nominate trees that they feel are significant.

The Beechworth Trees Consultative Committee has worked with Council on this project, and has finalised the selection criteria for significant trees. They are:

  1. Horticultural value
  2. Location or context
  3. Rare or localised
  4. Particularly old
  5. Outstanding size
  6. Aesthetic value
  7. Curious growth form
  8. Historical value
  9. Aboriginal culture
  10. Outstanding example of species
  11. Outstanding habitat value
  12. Microclimate
  13. Social and cultural



The Register, what it covers and how it works.
The following may help to complete an application and to understand protection of trees.
Thirteen categories of tree that the Register catalogues and describes.
Council is seeking feedback on its plans to beautify the Wahgunyah streetscape, and open up Isaacs Park in Yackandandah.
If there is a new street tree on your nature strip, applying 20-50 litres once a week will be of great benefit to tree health.

Last updated: 29 November 2017