Find out why trees matter, how Council protects them, how to identify them, how to get approval to remove one, how to report tree vandalism, how to measure tree carbon, and more.
Why trees matter
Randwick City's urban forest is a vital component of our landscape. Learn how it provides environmental, psychological, economic and cultural benefits to residents and visitors.
Preserving our trees
Find out how Council prevents the loss of local trees due to property development and indiscriminate tree felling. Read about our tree preservation objectives, tree permit system and penalties.
Identify a tree
Use our visual Street Tree Identification Manual to identify existing trees in your area and select appropriate tree species for planting on private property.
Significant Tree Register
This document identifies significant trees in the Randwick landscape and helps to ensure their protection. Read how trees are selected and about the strict consent process for pruning or removal.
Removing & pruning trees
Learn how we manage the pruning and removal of trees on public land, and how residents can get approval to remove or prune or trees on private land, or plant trees on public land.
See how Council deals with the poisoning and wilful destruction of trees within Randwick City and learn how to report an act of tree vandalism confidentially.
Measuring tree carbon
Trees and other plants mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen. See how we calculate the amount of carbon stored in each tree.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about trees in the Randwick area.