Tree Planting Standards and Precincts

Street trees

Council protects and maintains more than 14,500 street trees in the Dubbo urban area. Street trees play a major role our urban environment by absorbing heat, providing shade and reducing solar radiation. They also assist in noise reduction and air purification.

Tree pruning

If you have a request for planting, pruning and removal of trees on Council land, contact us. The tree will be assessed and any necessary work will be carried out by our staff.

Council does not prune trees for power line clearance. Essential Energy is responsible for pruning street trees in these circumstances and sets out the required clearance for its power lines. Please visit the Essential Energy website for more information.

Tree maintenance or removal

If you would like to ringbark, cut down, top, lop, and/or remove a tree from your property but aren't sure if it's permissible, you can consult the Significant Tree Register. This register is intended to preserve trees and groups of trees which are attached additional values that make them "significant". For example, it may be a remnant of a previous landscape,  have been planted by a famous person, be rare or an endangered species, or be of cultural or aesthetic value. If the tree in question is listed on the register, contact us to discuss further.

Tree Preservation and Significant Tree Report 2019 

To nominate a significant tree click here


The Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan is a strategic planning document that provides a clear direction in improving the quality and extent of our urban forest over time. To assist in the use of this document it has been provided in three booklets.

Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan

This booklet provides background information on trees within the City of Dubbo, the current issues relating to street tree planting, identifies and summarises the issues and opportunities for each of the eight (8) precincts. Two appendices are provided at the back of this document:

APPENDIX 1 of this document provides a prioritised planting plan (1-10) for the planting/replanting of trees across the City and the associated list of streets and approximate tree numbers for each.

APPENDIX 2 consists of a spreadsheet that identifies the proposed Tree Species by Street. Each street has been assessed and a maximum of three (3) suitable tree species identified for it.

An important component of the implementation of this Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan is community consultation with the residents of each street being given the opportunity to identify their preferred tree species (as shown in appendix 2) leading up to the planning/replanting of the streetscape. This consultation will be done through a voting  system with the tree species collecting the most votes being planted.

Street Tree Master Plan - Dubbo  (PDF 1.7MB) 

Street Trees for the City of Dubbo

This document provides fact sheets for approximately 100 tree species identified within the Trees by Street spreadsheet. This booklet will provide the backbone of the information that will be sent out to residents during the community consultation phase for individual street tree planting.

Street Tree Master Plan - Trees for the City of Dubbo (PDF 11.3MB) (PDF 11.3MB)
Street Tree Master Plan - Trees by Street (PDF 621.4KB)

Tool Kit Booklet

This document provides the rationale and the decision making processes behind the City of Dubbo Street Tree Master Plan. This document includes:

  • A tree species selection matrix. Approximately 250 trees have been assessed and graded against 15 criteria to assist in the identification of suitable trees for Dubbo.
  • Street Typology drawings that identify the hierarchy of streets within the City of Dubbo and suitable planting solutions.
  • The tree planting procedures, as adopted by Council, and
  • The Tree Protection Zones, as identified under the Australian Standard (AS 4970 - 2009).

Street Tree Master Plan - Street Tree Tool Kit (PDF 4.4MB)




Last Edited: 30 Nov 2021

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