In Victoria, the specific trees protected from tree removal by legislation may vary depending on local council regulations and environmental overlays. However, there are several tree species that are commonly protected due to their ecological significance, heritage value, or environmental importance. Here are some examples:

  • River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis): River Red Gums are iconic trees in Victoria and are often protected due to their ecological importance, especially along waterways.
  • Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans): As the tallest flowering plant in the world, Mountain Ash trees are ecologically significant and are often protected, particularly in areas like the Dandenong Ranges and the Otway Ranges.
  • Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis): Manna Gums are protected in some areas due to their ecological value and importance as habitat for wildlife, including koalas.
  • Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora): Yellow Box trees are protected in certain regions for their ecological significance and their role in providing habitat and food for native species.
  • Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon): Blackwood trees, with their distinctive dark wood, are protected in some areas due to their cultural and heritage value, as well as their ecological importance.

It’s important to note that the specific trees protected and the level of protection may vary across different local government areas in Victoria. Therefore, it’s advisable to check with your local council or refer to the relevant planning schemes and overlays specific to your area to determine which trees are protected and the associated regulations. A helpful link below: