The Bass Coast Branch of the National Trust and the Phillip Island Conservation Society (PICS) are pleased to announce details of a public forum as part of their project to compile a Significant Trees and Vegetation Register for Phillip Island and Churchill Island.
Jeff Nottle stated “We are seeking to involve and engage knowledgeable and passionate members of our community and those that have the skills necessary to assess key trees and vegetation to be protected for our future.”
The public forum will enable our community to refine the tools to nominate significant trees and to form a qualified panel that will include arborists, botanical and heritage specialists.
Initially it is intended to focus on significant trees that are located on public land. Those on private property will only be considered if consent is received from the landowner concerned.
Greg Buchanan stated: “The identification criteria will be tailored to capture only the most significant trees, modelled on the approach followed by the National Trust and other Councils. The selection will consider factors such as landscape context, aesthetic value, rarity, age, outstanding size and shape or for cultural or heritage connections.”
Guest speakers will present on key issues and the community will be invited to provide input into all aspects of this important initiative.
The public forum details are:
Sunday 20 October 2019 2.00pm – 4.30pm
St Philips Church Parish Hall 102 Thompson Avenue Cowes
Greg Buchanan: President Bass Coast Branch of the National Trust Ph. 0408 390 696
President Phillip Island Conservation Society Ph. 0419 158 232
5 September 2019