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Significant tree register

Our community values the unique character trees provide to our city. The significant trees management policy was created to protect significant trees in our municipality.

This policy provides guidance on how trees are nominated, listed and removed from this register. Removal from this register is required to be endorsed by Council at an ordinary meeting of Council.

What is a significant tree?

Some trees, through age, size, and rarity of planting or association with historical events achieve a higher level of importance on private or public land. 

Trees meeting the criteria outlined in our nomination form can be put forward for inclusion on Council’s significant tree register by Council resolution.

English oak

English Oak at 151 Union St, Brighton

Find out about significant trees in:

Beaumaris

Moreton Bay Fig

Moreton Bay Fig at 2 Beach Road

Address Common name Genus and species Location
32 Alfred St Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus on common property 2m from north boundary 2m from west boundary
2 Beach Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 4m from north boundary 7m from west boundary
29 Beach Rd Coast Banksia Banksia integrifolia 5m from south boundary 5m from west boundary
109 Cromer Rd Evergreen Alder Alnus jourullensis 3m from west boundary 5m from north boundary
29 Dalgetty Rd Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua 5m from east boundary 9m from north boundary
45 Dalgetty Rd Manna Gum Eucalyptus viminalis 0m north boundary 11m east boundary
57 Dalgetty Rd Cherry Ballart Exocarpos cupressiformis 0m north boundary 11m east boundary
3 Te Hongi Crt Smooth Barked Apple Myrtle Angophora costata 0m from north boundary 0m from east boundary
5 Tramway Pde Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia adjacent south-east corner of 5 Tramway Beaumaris
60 - 62 Wells Rd River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis 3m from north boundary 13m from east boundary

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Black Rock

Black rock

Smooth barked Apple Myrtle at 19-21 Cheltenham Rd

Address Common name Genus and species Location
16 Ardoyne St Lemon Scented Gum Corymbia citriodora 0m from north boundary 0m from west boundary
19 - 21 Cheltenham Rd Smooth Barked Apple Myrtle Angophora costata on common property 55m from south boundary 27m east boundary
2/14 Ebden Ave Desert Ash Fraxinus angustifolia 3m from west boundary 7m from south boundary
81 Stanley St Coast Banksia Banksia integrifolia 0m from south boundary 8m from west boundary

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Brighton and Brighton East

Brighton and Brighton Easr

Canary Island Date Palm at 378 St Kilda St 

Brighton

Address Common name Genus and species Location
47 Bay St Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 0m from west boundary 33 from north boundary
49 Bay St Peppercorn Schinus molle 2m from east boundary 15m from south boundary
49 Bay St Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora 14m from east boundary 9m from north boundary
8 Black St English Oak Quercus robur 12m from north boundary 9m from east boundary
9 Black St Bull Bay Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 6m from south boundary 9m from west boundary
15 Black St Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 3m from south boundary 9m from west boundary
15 Black St Bhutan Cypress Cupressus torulosa 2m from east boundary 50m from south boundary
15 Black St Bhutan Cypress Cupressus torulosa 2m from east boundary 45m from south boundary
15 Black St Bhutan Cypress Cupressus torulosa 2m from east boundary 38m from south boundary
17 Black St Bhutan Cypress Cupressus torulosa 2m from east boundary 38m from south boundary
89 Cochrane St Pin Oak Quercus palustris 10m from north boundary 16m from east boundary
92 Dendy St English Oak Quercus robur 9m from north boundary 9m from east boundary
42 Elwood St English Oak Quercus robur 2m from south boundary 2m from east boundary
8 Esperance Ave Common Lime Tilia xeuropea 1m from south boundary 3m from east boundary
6 Farleigh Gve Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua  2m from east boundary 15m from north boundary
6 Farleigh Gve Sweet Gum Liquidambar styraciflua 2m from east boundary 6m from south boundary
14 Glyndon Ave Weeping Elm Ulmus glabra 9m from southboundary 8m from east boundary
7 Grosvenor St Peppercorn Schinus molle 0m from north boundary 6m from west boundary
70 Halifax St Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 17m from west boundary 5m from north boundary
70 Halifax St Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 17m from west boundary 3m from south boundary
2 Hammond St Lemon Scented Gum Corymbia citriodora 0m from south boundary 7m from west boundary
9 Kinane St Silver Elm Ulmus minor "Variegata" on common property 0m from south boundary 4m from east boundary
13 Kinane St Red Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia 0m from north boundary 0m from east boundary
24 Kinane St Pin Oak Quercus palustris 0m from north boundary 4m from east boundary
12 Middle Cres Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 1m from south boundary 6m from west boundary
30 Moffat St Canary Island Date Palm Phoenix canariensis 7m from east boundary and 2m from north boundary
30 Moffat St Canary Island Date Palm Phoenix canariensis 3m from west boundary and 7m from south boundary
7 Mulgoa St Norfolk Island Palm Araucaria ariera 0m from south boundary 11m from west boundary
70 New St English Oak Quercus robur 1m from west boundary 4m from south boundary
135 New St Canary Island Date Palm Phoenix canariensis 4m from south boundary 5m from east boundary
237 - 243 New St Peppercorn Schinus molle 7m from east boundary 6m from south boundary
368 New St English Oak Quercus robur 7m from north boundary 23m from east boundary
368 New St Bhutan Cypress Cupressus torulosa Cypress hedge on northern boundary (separated by burnt out section)
368 New St Bhutan Cypress Cupressus torulosa Cypress hedge on western boundary facing New Street
485 New St Sugar Gum Eucalyptus cladocalyx in Elsternwick Park near the corner of New & Rusden Streets, Brighton
29 Seymour Gve Honey Locust Robinia pseuadoacacia 0m from east boundary 5m from north boundary
29 Seymour Gve Honey Locust Robinia pseuadoacacia 0m from east boundary 11m from north boundary
29 Seymour Gve Sugar Gum Eucalyptus cladocalyx adjacent to 29 Seymour Grove, Brighton
50 - 58 South Rd Irish Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo 5m from north boundary 20m from west boundary
378 St Kilda St Canary Island Date Palm Phoenix canariensis 4m from east boundary 3m from north boundary
378 St Kilda St Canary Island Date Palm Phoenix canariensis 4m from east boundary 10m from north boundary
422A St Kilda St South African Coral Erythrina caffra 0m from south boundary 10m from west boundary
20 Were St Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 1m from north boundary 4m from west boundary
20 Were St Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 1m rom north boundary 12m from west boundary
20 Were St Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 1m from north boundary 11m from east boundary
20 Were St Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 1m from north boundary 5m from east boundary
77 Were St English Oak Quercus robur 0m from south boundary 20m from east boundary
16 Westley Ave Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus outside east boundary 4m north of south boundary
16 Westley Ave Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus outside east boundary 1m south of south boundary
56 Wilson St Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 2m from west boundary 9m from north boundary

Brighton East

Address Common name Genus and species Location
1 Berkeley Gve Peppercorn Schinus molle 2m from north boundary 4m from east boundary
6 Bright St Red Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia located on common property adjacent to Unit 16, 6 Bright St
306 Dendy St Maritime Pine Pinus pinaster at Dendy Park Brighton adjacent to 8 Sunlight Crescent Brighton
19 Edro Ave Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 3m from east boundary 3m from south boundary
709 - 723 Hawthorn Rd Peppercorn Schinus molle 2m from south boundary 15m from east boundary facing Beddoe St.
709 - 723 Hawthorn Rd Turkey Oak Quercus cerris 3m from south boundary 9m from west boundary facing Beddoe St.
58 Hodder St Southern Mahogany Eucalyptus botryoides 2m from south boundary 19m from east boundary
230 North Rd Captain Cook's Pine Araucaria columnaris 10m from north boundary 7m from west boundary
120 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 60m from west boundary 120m from north boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 44m from east boundary 89m from south boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 50m from east boundary 87m from south boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 68m from east boundary 88m from south boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 98m from east boundary 65m from south boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 44m from west boundary 35m from south boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 9m from west boundary and 43m from south boundary
163 South Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 4m from west boundary and 19m from south boundary
151 Union St English Oak Quercus robur 1m from east boundary 18m from north boundary

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Cheltenham

Monterey Pine

Monterey Pine at VIC GC Park Rd

Address Common name Genus and species Location
20 Munro Ave Irish Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo  0m from west boundary 2m from south boundary
Park Rd Monterey Pine Cupressus macrocarpa Hedge row (part) on northern boundary (Park Rd) of golf course
Park Rd Monterey Pine Cupressus macrocarpa Hedge row (part) on western boundary (Reserve Rd) of golf course
Park Rd Monterey Pine Cupressus macrocarpa Hedge row (part) on southern boundary (Weatherall Rd) of golf course

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Hampton and Hampton East

Lemon Scented Gum

Lemon Scented Gum at 20 Kelly Ave

Address Common name Genus and species Location
43 Crisp St Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia 4m from south boundary 12m fr south boundary 12m fr east boundary
12 Foam St West Australian Willow Myrtle Agonis flexuosa 1m from south 2m from west boundary
12 Foam St Red Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia 0m from east 7m from south boundary
312 - 314 Hampton St Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia on common property 12m from west boundary 10m from north boundary
53 Holyrood St River Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis 0.5m from north 8m from west boundary
17 - 19 Linacre Rd Moreton Bay Fig Ficus macrophylla 28m from east boundary 41m from south boundary
17 - 19 Linacre Rd Irish Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo 3m from south boundary 9m from east boundary
17 - 19 Linacre Rd Poplar Populus serotina "Aurea" 15m from east boundary 47m from south boundary
38 Myrtle Rd Lemon Scented Gum Corymbia citriodora 2m from west boundary 12m from south boundary
20 New St Petticoat Palm Washingtonia filifera adjacent to 20 New Street, Brighton
13 Vista Rd Marri Corymbia calophylla 9m from east boundary 4m from north boundary
20 Kelly Ave Lemon Scented Gum Corymbia citriodora 2m from north boundary 8m from west boundary
4 Nepean Ave Golden Elm Ulmus glabra 1m from west boundary 8m from south boundary

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Highett

Flowering gum

Flowering Gum on 7 Haynes St

Address Common name Genus and species Location
7 Haynes St Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia located on the south boundary 5m from east boundary
10 Worthing Rd Lemon Scented Gum Corymbia citriodora 5m from north boundary 9m from east boundary

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Sandringham

Peppercorn


Peppercorn (both trees) at 18 Susan St

Address Common name Genus and species Location
56 - 60 Abbott St African Olive Tree Olea europea subsp africana on common property 1m from north boundary 25m from west boundary
57 Abbott St English Oak Quercus robur 1m from east boundary 5m from north boundary
108 Abbott St Irish Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo 0m from west boundary 0m from north boundary
5 - 7 Edward St Algerian Oak Quercus canariensis 7m from south boundary 13m from west boundary
32 Park Ave Willow Myrtle Agonis flexuosa 0m from east boundary 5m from north boundary
9 Reno Rd Manna Gum Eucalyptus viminalis 6m from north boundary 1m from east boundary
18 Susan St Peppercorn Schinus ariera 1m from south boundary 8m from east boundary
18 Susan St Peppercorn Schinus ariera 1m from south boundary 15m from east boundary
33 - 57 Vincent St Pin Oak Quercus palustris Pin Oak Row on Vincent St between Bluff Rd(east) & Moorabbin St(west)

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Total Trees, Rows or Hedges:    105
Total Geospatial locations :    108

National Trust Australia (Victoria) significant tree ratings

The categories used to define significant trees (registration criteria and significance ratings) are:

1 Scientific

  • Horticultural or genetic value
  • Important source of seed or propagating stock
  • Particularly resistant to disease or exposure
  • Species or variety that is rare or of a very localised distribution
  • Remnant native vegetation
  • Outstanding for its size
  • An outstanding example of the species

2 Social

  • Unique location or context
  • Contribution to landscape
  • Associated with Aboriginal activities
  • Important landmark
  • Spiritual and religious associations
  • Contemporary association with the community

3 Historic

  • Forms part of an historic park, garden or town
  • Commemorative plantings
  • Associated with an important event
  • Associated with an important person, group or institution

4 Aesthetic

  • A really great looking tree
  • Exhibits curious growth form or unusual physical features
  • Is a better than average example of its species, or a tree in its location

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