The National Capital Authority (NCA) has developed a Tree Management Policy (the Policy) to guide the protection, care and development of the treed landscapes it manages for the next ten years. The Policy has been developed in consultation with the community, the ACT Government and industry experts.
The NCA recognises the importance of trees to people who visit our Central National Area and is committed to protecting and nurturing them now and for generations.
Trees are important to the heritage of the area, they define our major avenues and provide shade and visual beauty to all those who come to and live in our National Capital. With more than 18,000 trees across 610 hectares of land the NCA plans to increase the canopy cover over the next ten years to achieve excellence in the care and presentation of our special places. The Policy describes how the NCA will build resilient landscapes through proactively planning improved management, protection and development of existing treescapes.
A program for community involvement will be developed to give people, locally and nationally, opportunities to participate in initiatives that build on the Griffin Legacy and the work of Charles Weston.