Location of trees to be removed
Tree replacement strategy
Trees have been propagated from exceptional specimens at UNSW and grown for 4 years off-site specially for Grand Drive.
Centennial Parklands receive over 30 million visits annually so public safety is our top priority. The tree population of Centennial Parklands is now over 16,000 with 234 different species.
As trees decline and reach the end of their life, the risk of branch failure or a tree becoming structurally unsound increases and needs to be closely monitored and managed. Eventually a tree may need to be removed once other tree management strategies become insufficient for public safety or sustaining the health of a tree. Learn more about ‘Circle of (a tree) Life’
In the next 40 years, a large percentage of our tree population, especially those that are already mature or over-mature will need to be replaced due to their terminal decline. To combat this, we plant trees annually to succeed trees reaching the end of the lifelcycle. We aim to replace all trees removed due to age, as soon as possible as well as increasing the tree population each year to ensure that Centennial Parklands remains one of Sydney’s best loved and healthy green spaces. Find out more about our tree planting and maintenance program