What do I do if my nature strip tree is causing a mess?

If a tree on your nature strip is making a mess, will Council clean it up or have it removed?

No, generally, Frankston City Council does not carry out maintenance on nature strips except for street trees which are cared for and maintained by the Council. The usual practice is for residents of abutting properties to maintain nature strips by regular mowing, edging turf, weeding and picking up litter and twigs.

Fallen leaves, twigs, fruit and flowers are considered normal and are not considered valid reasons to remove a tree. Trees will only be considered for removal if they are presenting an unacceptable risk as a result of health or structural defects. Tree roots may sometimes affect roads and footpaths which are inspected every two years and hazards are responded to within timelines specified in Council's Road Management Plan.