South Dublin County Council

Tree Management Policy

South Dublin County Council has responsibility for the management and maintenance for trees in public spaces – streets, parks and open spaces.

The Council’s aim is to move towards more efficient, cost effective proactive management rather than reactive management of the County’s street tree population.

Our objectives are to:

  • Improve tree management and create a safer, healthier tree population
  • Implement a proactive, planned programme of cyclical tree maintenance
  • Maximise the use of the Council’s resources to provide a better service and give better value for money.

    Trees make a huge contribution to the urban landscape enhancing the quality of life for people living, working and visiting the County.

    The benefits that trees provide can be categorised as follows:

    • Environmental
    • Climate Change
    • Social
    • Economic
    • Health & Well being

    Related Documents

    Living with Trees
    Document type: Publications - pdf