The value of trees
Trees bring character and beauty to our streets, shade our parks and provide important nesting and protective hollows for native wildlife. Council encourages the community to treasure and nurture our local trees. Our trees help to:
- shape the natural beauty and colour that is Redlands Coast
- provide and protect habitat for plants and animals
- shade public spaces and buildings to create cooler, greener places
- add value to our cultural, historical and recreational places
- create wildlife corridors for koalas and other wildlife
- protect our waterways by preventing soil erosion and reducing stormwater runoff
- improve air quality
- reduce traffic noise
- improve land values.
Local and State laws are in place to protect trees and vegetation. These laws ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the quality of life that makes Redlands Coast special.
On privately owned land, trees may be protected by environmental overlays of the Redland City Plan or by Council's Local Law No. 6 (Protection of Vegetation). Read about regulations on clearing trees on private property.
Vegetation may also be protected by the State Government and you can find more information on vegetation management and regional ecosystems on the Queensland Government website for environment, land and water.