Council manages trees like any other public asset - on a whole of life-cycle basis. This is a continual and revolving program of planning, initial planting, intervention when required, and renewal.
We manage and retain trees where appropriate. We remove and replace trees when they are no longer fit for purpose. Sometimes trees are removed due to structural defects within the tree, despite still having a green canopy.
This ensures the quality and quantity of the Sutherland Shire tree population, both now, and for future generations.
Our tree management approach includes:
- forward planning
- early intervention
- long-term care
- sustainable planting programs.