Our community values the leafy, green nature of Bayside. Trees provide shade and beauty in our parks, streets, and gardens but they are under threat from extreme heat, drought, ageing of tree stock, and population growth. Increasing development on private land is also reducing the number of trees in Bayside and limiting opportunities for future tree growth.

Our draft Urban Forest Strategy is an action plan to deliver urgent, meaningful action to enhance and protect our environment and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Five branches of the draft Urban Forest Strategy

  • Timeline item 1 - active


    Increase tree canopy cover to reach 25% across Bayside by 2030 by planting more than 2,000 trees each year

  • Timeline item 2 - active


    Create a healthy and resilient urban forest with habitat biodiversity for locally endangered and native species

  • Timeline item 3 - active


    Improve how we monitor and track the health and extent of our urban forest

  • Timeline item 4 - active


    Maintain existing canopy cover and avoid further decline through strengthening tree protections

  • Timeline item 5 - active


    Support services and resources to encourage greater care of our urban forest

Plant a tree

The community survey closed on 26 September 2021, but you can still read the Q&A or nominate a tree to the Significant Tree Register.
  • Find out more

    Read answers to frequently asked or community questions about the Urban Forest Strategy.

    Read the Q&A 

Reasons to love trees

Bayside street lined with large trees