What issues or concerns have already been raised?

Issues raised to date include:

·  Concern about the number of trees Council removes each year

·  Assessment and approval processes for tree removals, including staff delegations and the role of Council’s Asset Management Committee

·  Clarifying the distinction between significant/regulated and non-regulated trees and approval processes for their removal.

·  Review of Council’s Hazard and Risk Assessment tools.

·  Community consultation.

·  Deputations to Council and/or Development Assessment Panel.

·  Poisoned Trees – investigation and deterrence of offending.

·  Best Practice Tree Management.

·  The value of trees – economic and environmental.

·  Land divisions and significant tree removals.