Indigo Shire is well known for our trees, both historic trees and those more recently planted.
To create awareness of the value of trees to its cultural, historic and environmental landscape Council established a Shire-wide Register of Significant Trees in 2016.
The Beechworth Trees Reference Group has worked closely with the Council on the register and the continued rehabilitation and conservation of significant trees in our Shire.
Our staff undertake an ongoing program of tree maintenance and renewal as outlined in our Tree Management Plan(PDF, 6MB).
The aim of our plan is to:
- Acknowledge the important role that trees play within Indigo Shire townships
- Provide a framework for the protection and enhancement of street, roadside and parkland trees within our Shire
- Provide a clear and consistent approach to the way we manage tree issues
- Assist us in determining priorities for tree maintenance programs, removal and replanting and associated works including planning/development issues.
The criteria considered in nominating a tree for the Register of Significant Trees:
- Horticultural value
- Location or context
- Rare or localised
- Particularly old
- Outstanding size
- Aesthetic value
- Curious growth form
- Historical value
- Aboriginal culture
- Outstanding example of species
- Outstanding habitat value
- Social and cultural
You can download the nomination form(PDF, 868KB) here.
You can read more about the criteria in the (PDF, 99KB)Frequently Asked Questions - Significant Tree Register(PDF, 99KB).
Tree Management Plan(PDF, 6MB)
Frequently Asked Questions - Significant Tree Register(PDF, 99KB)
Significant tree nomination form(PDF, 868KB)