Ballarat’s Exceptional Trees Revealed

An exceptional tree from the exceptional tree register

Ballarat’s Exceptional Tree Registry has blossomed.

Individuals, community organisations, property managers, City of Ballarat staff and tree owners are among those who nominated hundreds of trees for consideration.

A total of 4298 trees across the municipality have made it onto the Exceptional Tree Registry, including 101 individual trees and groups of multiple trees such as the 3000+ trees in in Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour, listed by the National Trust.

The final list of Ballarat’s Exceptional Trees is now available on the Exceptional Tree Registry and interactive map

The trees were assessed by a range of experts in trees, heritage and landscape architecture and were required to meet at least three of the 12 criteria to make the final list including rare or localised, historical value, Aboriginal association, outstanding habitat value, curious growth form and outstanding size.

The aim of the registry is to recognise and celebrate the City’s extraordinary diverse tree collection.

The City hopes the register will help adopt a shared appreciation and responsibility for the care of trees; encourage more people to plant trees that will become our exceptional trees of the future and add to the City’s tree canopy and provide an avenue to ensure exceptional trees are protected.

“I want to thank all those people who have taken part in the nomination process, helping raise the profile of these exceptional trees for everyone to appreciate,” Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney said.

The Exceptional Tree Registry will remain a working document that will be added to as more trees are discovered and nominated for inclusion. View the Exceptional Tree Registry and use the online form to nominate a tree.