Environmental initiatives

Trees in Alice

In Alice Springs, many trees are sig­nif­i­cant not just for relief from the sun, or per­haps sup­port­ing a micro-ecosys­tem, but also (poten­tial­ly) for cul­tur­al reasons.

Sacred Trees

The Abo­rig­i­nal Areas Pro­tec­tion Author­i­ty is charged with over­see­ing the pro­tec­tion of Abo­rig­i­nal sacred trees and sites across the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry. Res­i­dents are advised to con­tact the Abo­rig­i­nal Areas Pro­tec­tion Author­i­ty for any ques­tions or con­cerns relat­ing to sacred trees on or near their property.

Sig­nif­i­cant Trees

Land for Wildlife Cen­tral Aus­tralia, a vol­un­tary con­ser­va­tion group, main­tains the NT Reg­is­ter of Sig­nif­i­cant Trees on behalf of the Nation­al Trust NT. The reg­is­ter aims to edu­cate and cre­ate aware­ness around pro­tect­ing sig­nif­i­cant trees, which form part of the her­itage of the North­ern Territory.

Trees may be reg­is­tered for his­toric, cul­tur­al, botan­i­cal or aes­thet­ic reasons.

If you feel there is a tree of sig­nif­i­cance on your prop­er­ty or with­in the com­mu­ni­ty, please con­tact the Reg­is­ter on (08) 8955 5222 or vis­it their web­site.