The Willoughby area is noted for its many trees. Council wishes to protect and encourage its leafy character to enable the long term management of our environment.

In an urban environment trees provide a range of benefits including making our surroundings visually appealing, providing relief from summer's heat, providing habitat for local wildlife, reducing runoff and improving air quality.

Council works with the community to protect trees and ensure that the future of Willoughby will be green.

Trees and Vegetation are managed by the pdf format Vegetation Management Policy. This policy brings together a suite of documents and consolidates various plans, policies and procedures for vegetation protection, management, connectivity and sustainability. These documents include: