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Protection for significant trees

September 29, 2017

Unley Council has moved to give greater protection to South Australia’s “significant” and “regulated” trees.

At the September 25th meeting of Council, Members voted unanimously to support a motion by Unley Ward Councillor Rufus Salaman that the matter be raised at the annual general meeting of the Local Government Association.

The motion states that the regulations which govern the nominated trees be amended to require two conditions when an applicant provides an arborist report . The arborist would have to be a member of a panel of accredited arborists established by the LGA, and must not be involved in subsequent work recommended in the assessment report.

Sadly, in past years Unley (and other councils across the metropolitan area) have witnessed major inroads into the city’s urban forest. Councillor Salaman’s initiative could help to stem that destruction.

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  1. October 1, 2017 7:03 am

    As I said at the Council meeting, this motion by Rufus Salaman was the most important item on the agenda that night.

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