S. Cassar, C. Lawry, D. Cooney, G. Williams, D. Lawry Introduction Many Council’s are now proactively managing their trees as assets, and are identifying those with special relevance to the community. Councils including Mount Barker have adopted the Tree Protection Policy under the Development Act 1993, but this only covers limited attributes of trees which…

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David Cooney Senior Policy Planner District Council of Mount Barker Introduction Local Government recognises the importance of trees in the urban and rural landscape. Trees are an important community asset, providing a number of benefits. Most communities have planted trees or gardens to commemorate a person or important event. These plantings help define communities and…

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