"An ongoing program of tree planting will be continued focusing on clusters of trees at strategic locations to provide shade and enhancement of key recreational areas and the maintenance of existing avenues. Tree types will be selected to reflect or complement the character of the immediate vicinity. Fast growing, low maintenance indigenous trees will be the preferred option where they would be consistent with the character of the park. There are significant areas of the park where the permanent planting of trees is inappropriate, including playing fields and areas required for the Grand Prix infrastructure each year.
To enhance the attractiveness of Albert Park by increasing the tree canopy to provide shelter and shade, to minimise the visual disruption caused by essential recreational support facilities.
maintain Albert Park’s character and amenity, Parks Victoria will:
• provide and maintain appropriate tree planting to:
- enhance the visual amenity of the park
- screen visual intrusions into the park environment without endangering visitor safety
- provide shelter and shade from the elements at strategic recreational locations
• maintain existing trees in good health and condition and progressively replace aged and
• conserve and enhance remnant species where possible"
Parks Victoria's 2002 tree strategy for Albert Park