Register blossoms

AT the same April 30 meeting, Bayswater council voted to allow trees on private land to be added to the city’s significant tree register”.

The register currently only protects trees on public land, with 23 listed so far.

Under the new rules landowners will be able to nominate trees on their own land, and once it’s on the register you’ll need planning approval to remove it.

Landowners will not be able to nominate trees on land they do not own.

Cr Cornish said the intent was for a tree to stay on the register even if a house changes ownership and wanted that enshrined.

Cr Filomena Piffaretti, Michelle Sutherland and Catherine Ehrhardt voted against Cr Cornish’s motion.

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