We responded to an inquiry from the Geelong Advertiser regarding our tree inspection program, and how residents can help protect our natural assets.
Greater Geelong Acting Director City
Services Debbie Leeson-Rabie
Every tree on
public land within the municipality is inspected by a qualified arborist during
a three-year program. Some trees,
such as those near powerlines, on rural roads and palm trees, are inspected
annually. Our tree
management team also quickly responds to public requests for an inspection of a
tree in our streets or parks.
We run a number
of community engagement programs that support the region’s natural environment. We are
continually exploring ideas about how to engage more members of the community
who are passionate about protecting and enhancing our rapidly growing urban
Our Data Exchange platform has a detailed register of our tree population.
host community tree planting days. With the community’s help, we have vegetated
more than 16 kilometres of the Ted Wilson Trail since 2015.
The City of
Greater Geelong partners with Outdoors Victoria to provide a program called
Nature Stewards. This program is aimed at residents with a curiosity or
interest in the local environment, biodiversity and advocacy.