Our Urban Forest

Urban forest is a term used to define the totality of trees and shrubs on all public and private land in and around urban areas.

Trees on Public Land

North Sydney Council maintains a huge network of public trees with over 17,000 street trees plus many more growing in Parks and Reserves.

Trees on Private Land

Our tree and vegetation management policy aims to prevent unlawful or unnecessary removal, pruning or destruction of trees.

Trees & Development

Development applications are required to detail the location and type of any tree or vegetation in the vicinity of the development.

Policy Documents

Council is committed to maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment and long recognised the importance of trees and vegetation in the urban setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the most frequently asked questions about trees in the North Sydney area here.

Measuring Carbon in a Tree

Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2). As part of this process the tree stores carbon in its roots, trunk, branches, and leaves.

Tree Vandalism

We have compiled a list of useful contacts should you seek further information.