The City of Bayswater has made a commitment to preserving and expanding upon its tree canopy coverage across the City. There are approximately 24,000 trees within Road Reserves and 9,000 within developed areas of Public Open Space (POS). Many of these will have values that are worthy of inclusion into the Significant Tree Register (STR). Whether a tree is naturally occurring, or was planted by the early founders of Bayswater, the STR will look to celebrate these trees and will play an integral role in assisting the City to maintain its tree canopy coverage through heightened awareness of the importance of trees within the urban environment. The STR will be a part of the public education program presented to the Community that discusses the benefits trees provide to the community and environment and will also serve as a reminder of Historical elements around our natural features.
In order to ensure that there is value to the Significant Tree Register, it is intended that any trees listed on this register should be considered an "outstanding specimen". This is not to say that trees excluded from this register are not of high value, but they may not quite fulfil the criteria of the Significant Tree Register.
Significant Tree Register Guidelines
Significant Tree Nomination Form