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Significant tree register

Significant trees are those classified as having:

  • outstanding visual or aesthetic significance
  • botanic or scientific significance
  • significant ecological value
  • historical and commemorative significance
  • social significance.

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 June 1999 to develop a Significant Tree Register for trees on public and private land.

You can access the Significant Tree Register on our land-mapping tool:

  1. Click on the land-mapping tool.
  2. Click on 'address search' tab at the bottom of the screen and type in the address.
  3. Expand the 'development restrictions' layer on the left hand column.
  4. Click on the box 'significant tree register'.
  5. If there is a significant tree included on the register, it will appear on the screen in the same coloured pattern shown in the legend.

If you have already checked the significant tree register and would like to nominate a tree that is not on the register you can use our online form or download a nomination form.

Our panel will asses all nomination and notify you of the outcome.

Before you begin, make sure you have a photograph of the tree you would like to nominate.

The Eurobodalla Heritage Strategy is the strategic framework to guide Council’s approach to managing heritage in Eurobodalla Shire. The Strategy includes actions for Council to:

  • maintain the Significant Tree Register on Council's website
  • develop guidelines that outline which trees community members can nominate, and how
  • ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the guidelines and benefits of registration on the Register.

Council has not received significant tree nominations since the Register commenced in 2000. We are reviewing the guidelines to outline which trees community members can nominate and how, to make it clearer and easier to nominate.


Contact us

For more information about the Significant Tree Register, please contact Council's Strategic Planning Officer: