Trees, land & pest management

Council works with local authorities to actively manage the land, its trees, wildlife, pests, and the risk of fire.

Our aim is to protect, enhance and restore natural areas while maintaining the biodiversity values of our unique tropical environment.

Find and identify trees in our region... and help us to plot them

More than 30,000 of the region's park and street trees have already been plotted by arborists, botanists and contractors associated with the Council. Now, anyone and everyone can help us to add more trees to the database using the Cairns TreePlotter. Once a tree is plotted, it is marked on the map as 'unverified'. Our team of arborists will then check the details uploaded by our citizen scientists before before making the listing official.

There could be more than half a million trees in the Cairns region. It's a big job to plot them all! But mapping the trees is an important  way to better monitor, protect and preserve our natural environment. Everyone can help.

Residents and visitors can also use the TreePlotter database to look up trees. You can find information about the tree, including species name, measurements and the ecobenefits of our region's trees. If the tree you are looking for is not there, please add it yourself. Our team of arborists will check and confirm community additions to the database before making the marking official.

Trees and plants

Resources to help you choose the right tree for the right location, as well as tips about managing your land to minimise neighbourhood disputes. Read more

Regional pest management and biosecurity

Outlines the responsibilities of both Council and landowners regarding regional management of pest animals and plants (weeds). Read more

Fire management

Council works with authorities and government organisations to manage fire risks in our region. Read more
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Last updated: 22 October 2020