Proposal of Implementing the Tree Amenity Valuation on Public Trees

Council has adopted the Proposal of Implementing the Tree Amenity Valuation on Public Trees for the purpose of public exhibition for 28 days to enable the community to provide comment.

Trees located on public land within Dubbo, such as the park and street trees, are owned by the public and are managed on their behalf by Dubbo Regional Council.

Trees make a valuable contribution to the way that humans observe and interact with their environment. In the urban setting particularly trees play a significant role in the aesthetic softening of the built environment through their shape and their foliage and floral displays.

With regard to the urban landscape, one of the most important values that can be attributed to trees is their amenity value.

Removal of trees within these public lands, whether it is as a result of vandalism or at the request of a Developer, in effect impoverishes the broader community and future generations. It is suggested that compensation for the loss of the Amenity Value of the tree/s be paid back to the community.

To view a copy of the Tree Amenity Valuation document please click here.

Last Edited: 05 Jul 2019

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