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Here in the Clarence Valley, we're so passionate about trees that we have a whole festival dedicated to them.
Our priority for managing trees on council parks, reserves and nature strips is to ensure they do not present a danger to residents and visitors, while also preserving habitat and supporting native species.
Council tree works may include:
We prioritise the maintenance of street trees, parks and reserves based on an ongoing risk assessment.
Any public request for pruning or removal of trees on council-managed land or streets will be referred to our Open Spaces and Facilities department, who will respond and carry out necessary works as soon as possible. We'll also let you know the outcome.
If you're not happy with the outcome of your request, you may ask for a review of the initial decision which will result in a second assessment.
Submit a request online, email email@example.com or call 02 6643 0200.
Consult us before planting trees or vegetation on the nature strip, as doing so could result in the refusal of future insurance claims if it can be proven that we were not involved in the species selection process.
There is a recommended list of street trees for Yamba, developed as part of the Yamba Street Tree Masterplan. It may be used as a guide for other parts of the Clarence Valley as long as it is consistent with our Urban Tree Management Strategy, or a specifically adopted Street Tree Masterplan for your area.
Insurance issues associated with council-managed trees can be followed up with our Insurance Claims Officer on 02 6643 0200.