Transport Canberra and City Services

ACT Tree Register

collage of tree photos

The Tree Protection Act 2005 (the ACT) provides for the establishment of an ACT Tree Register across leased and unleased urban land which identifies and protects trees of exceptional value. For more information click on the ACT Provisional Tree Register and the ACT Tree Register buttons below.

button which links to ACT Provisional Tree Register Page button which links to ACT Tree Register Page

ACT Tree Register videos

Meet some Canberrans who have registered a tree on the ACT Tree Register. Each one has an interesting story to tell.

Tree register Intro

Olympic Maple

Crinigans Pear Trees

Ancient Olives

Process of nomination

To nominate a tree to the register please complete and submit the tree nomination form (PDF 294KB) Word (53KB) or smartform.

Once a nomination has been received by Transport Canberra and City Services, an assessment is carried out on the tree to ensure that it meets the criteria for registration. A tree profile is prepared for the Conservator of Flora and Fauna (the Conservator, Environmental and Sustainable Development Directorate) who will decide if the nomination will be entered onto the Provisional Tree Register.

The provisional registration of a tree is for one year beginning on the day it is provisionally registered. Within this one year period, the tree(s) will be assessed by an independent tree advisory panel against the criteria outlined in the Act (see below). A final report is prepared for the Conservator who will make a decision to either fully register the tree(s) or to not proceed with the registration.

For more information on the tree register please view the following pages:

Spatial mapping of trees on ACTMAPi (PDF 473KB) (Word 921KB)

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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