Tree

Many trees within Wyndham are important to the community and have significant scientific, social, historic and amenity attributes. Council is developing a Significant Tree Register where trees of significance within Wyndham can be identified, assessed and afforded appropriate protection.

Nomination Map and Form

About the Significant Tree Register

The Significant Tree Register aims to celebrate and protect the unique and special trees across Wyndham. These trees are important to our community and beyond and are special landmarks in our landscape.

Through a public nomination process, trees have been identified for their significance based on the Natural Heritage Trust’s criteria of scientific, social, historical and amenity values. The Register contains an information on each significant tree, such as its type, size and history, and details of what makes it significant.  

This Register will ultimately support an application to protect these trees through Wyndham’s planning scheme. If planning controls are supported by the Victorian Government, a permit will be required to remove or carry out major works on any tree listed within this register.

This Register is intended to be a continually evolving entity. It will be updated to include additional significant tree features and to remove those that no longer exist within the landscape.

The Significant Tree Register is an action within Wyndham’s City Forest and Habitat Strategy.

Trees on Public Land

Council has conducted two nominations rounds for trees on public land. Every nominated tree was subject to an arboricultural and heritage assessment which resulted in over 160 trees being identified as significant trees and included on the register.

Further nominations of trees in the public round can be made during the private land nomination period.

Trees on Private Land – Nominations Open

Now that the initial public realm trees have been identified, Council is expanding nominations to include trees on private land. Significant trees on private land can now be nominated by filling in the online form via Council’s online map website.

The nomination period will be open from 1st April until 31st July 2020

Nominations Guide:

  • Any tree can be nominated by any person.
  • Click on the nomination map and click on the location of the tree. A nomination form will pop up.
  • A tree must be significant in one or more of the following categories (see below for further detail):
    • Scientific
    • Social
    • Historic
    • Amenity
  • Include as much information as possible about the tree.
  • Please indicate if you are/are not the property owner.
  • Trees on public land can also be nominated, please check the above map to check if a tree has already been nominated.  
  • Property owners will be contacted if a tree has been nominated on their land.
  • Every nominated tree will receive an arboricultural assessment which will include a tree management plan for any required maintenance.
  • Wyndham City Council will identify options to assist residents with managing trees that are included in the final Significant Tree Register.

Tree Significance Criteria

Trees can be significant for a number of reasons, including scientific, social, historic or aesthetic significance. The tree only needs to meet the benchmark for one of the following criteria to be included, however they may be nominated for more than one.

Scientific:

  • Horticultural or genetic value
  • Important source of seed or propagating stock
  • Particularly resistant to disease or exposure
  • Rarity of species or of a localised distribution;
  • Locally indigenous remnant vegetation;
  • Of exemplary size;
  • An exceptional example of the species;

Social:

  • Unique location;
  • Makes a significant contribution to landscape;
  • Has an association with the activities of Indigenous Australians;
  • Is an important landmark;
  • Has a spiritual or religious association;
  • Has a contemporary association with the community;

Historic:

  • Part of a historic park, garden or town;
  • Commemorative planting;
  • Associated with an important person, group or institution;

Amenity/Aesthetic:

  • A tree of high amenity value;
  • Exhibits curious growth form or unusual physical features;
  • Is an exceptional example of the species;
  • The nomination of trees for inclusion on the Significant Tree Register on a local level;

Next Steps

When the private land nomination period concludes, arboricultural and heritage assessments will be conducted on all newly nominated trees. Once complete, an application to amend the planning scheme will be submitted to the Minister for Planning. An update will be provided once the outcome is known.

For further information, please contact Andrew Fox on (03) 9742 0777 or email Treeplanning@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Summary Listing of Significant Tree Register

Nearest AddressNo.Genus / speciesCommon NameStatement of significanceAGE
36 Autumn Fields Circuit, TARNEIT 30291Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThis tree is of historical significance on account of its connection to the Leakes Dairy.60
21 St Michael Drive, TARNEIT 30292Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.120
10 Sussex Court, TARNEIT 30293Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.180
7 Mickleton Grove, POINT COOK 30304Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.150
19 Menzies Avenue, POINT COOK 30305Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe trees are of local historical significance as the only tangible reminder of the Hughes farm, and the impact of Soldier Settlement in this part of Point Cook.120
19 Menzies Avenue, POINT COOK 30306Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe trees are of local historical significance as the only tangible reminder of the Hughes farm, and the impact of Soldier Settlement in this part of Point Cook.80
19 Menzies Avenue, POINT COOK 30307Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe trees are of local historical significance as the only tangible reminder of the Hughes farm, and the impact of Soldier Settlement in this part of Point Cook.60
16 - 36 Guinane Avenue, HOPPERS CROSSING 30298Eucalyptus occidentalisSwamp YateThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.70
23 Yarrabee Drive, HOPPERS CROSSING 30299Corymbia citriodoraLemon Scented GumThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.50
134-140 Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 303010Corymbia citriodoraLemon Scented GumThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.60
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 303011Eucalyptus cladocalyxSugar GumThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.70
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 303012Eucalyptus cladocalyxSugar GumThis tree forms part of the Old Geelong Memorial Avenue planting that is historically significant for its association with environmental tree planting programs in the early 20th century.60
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 303013Hesperocyparis macrocarpaMonterey CypressThis tree forms part of the Old Geelong Memorial Avenue planting that is historically significant for its association with environmental tree planting programs in the early 20th century.80
2 Synnot Street, WERRIBEE 303014Ficus macrophyllaMorton Bay FigThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.100
2 Synnot Street, WERRIBEE 303015Ficus macrophyllaMorton Bay FigThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.90
2 Synnot Street, WERRIBEE 303016Ficus macrophyllaMorton Bay FigThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.90
12 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303017Platanus x acerifoliaPlane TreeThe size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.20
92 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303018Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.130
84 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303019Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.200
177 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303020Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.80
220 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303021Pinus canariensisCanary Island PineThis tree forms part of a planting in Chirnside Park that is of historical significance as one of the rarest and oldest plantings in Werribee.120
220 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303022Araucaria bidwilliiBunya Bunya PineThis tree forms part of a planting in Chirnside Park that is of historical significance as one of the rarest and oldest plantings in Werribee.120
80 Watton Street, WERRIBEE 303023Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape. The curious growth form and unusual physical features further contributes to the surrounding landscape.60
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 303024Eucalyptus bauerianaBlue Box EucalyptThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.140
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302925Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.230
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302926Ulmus sp.ElmThe trees are of historical significance as evidence of the original settlement on the Werribee River, which provided a stopping place between Melbourne and Geelong at one of the natural fording points on the river.40
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302927Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.200
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302928Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme.90
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302929Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme.100
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302930Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme.90
165 Riversdale Drive, TARNEIT 302931Smolle var areiraPepper TreeThe Peppercorn trees are of historical significance due to their association with the Chaffey irrigation scheme.80
5A De Garis Place, WERRIBEE 303032Pinus radiataMonterey PineThe tree is historically significant as a rare reminder of the former land uses and the attempted establishment of an irrigation collony.80
390A McGrath Road, WYNDHAM VALE 302433Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.150
390A McGrath Road, WYNDHAM VALE 302434Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.200
31 Lollipop Drive, WYNDHAM VALE 302435Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.150
31 Lollipop Drive, WYNDHAM VALE 302436Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.150
Princes Highway, WERRIBEE 303037Eucalyptus cladocalyxSugar GumThe age and size of this tree provides an important contribution to the immediate landscape.60
2-20 River Street, LITTLE RIVER 321138Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.150
8 Flinders Street, LITTLE RIVER 321139Eucalyptus camaldulensisRiver Red GumThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.130
1200 Cobbledicks Ford Road, MOUNT COTTRELL 302440Eucalyptus bauerianaBlue Box EucalyptThis is an indigenous tree of local provenance, that is part of regional vegetation linkages. This tree is integral to the establishment of a sustainable native landscape.120
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