Vegetation management programs

The City of Hobart has a number of vegetation management programs in place to maintain the control of vegetation growing within road reserves and nature strips throughout the Hobart municipal area.

  • Mowing program – this program is undertaken four times a year to control the growth of vegetation on nature strips and road reserves.
  • Weed control program (involving spraying) – this program is undertaken four times a year to control the growth of weeds in footpaths and road reserves, and to prevent the deterioration of public infrastructure such as road and footpath surfaces. 
  • Street tree program – this program involves the inspection and maintenance of street trees including street tree planting.
  • Overgrown vegetation program – this program is to ensure that property owners control vegetation growth from private property that may encroach onto road reserves and pedestrian access ways creating hazards, including affecting line of sight for pedestrians and traffic. 
  • BushCare – this program provides an opportunity for the community to be directly involved in weed and vegetation control in the City’s bushland areas.