Urban Forest - Trees

Page hero image In recognition of the value and important of trees in the urban environment Newcastle City Council adopted the Urban Forest Policy in 2008. By integrating the goals and objectives of this policy with Council programs and processes and adopting arboricultural best practice, Council is acknowledged as a leader in urban tree management.

Private Trees

Newcastle City Council values private trees as an integral component of Newcastle's urban forest. A private tree is any tree on land not under Council's care and control.

Public Trees

Council considers trees to be significant capital assets. They are as much part of the community infrastructure as roads and footpaths.

Urban Forest News

Keep up to date with what is happening in Newcastle's urban forest.

What is an Urban Forest?

Urban forest is the collection of trees, shrubs, groundcovers and wetlands on public, private and institutional land within a Local Government Area.