Review and develop strategic tree policy

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Analyse the system

1.1 Identify stakeholders, consult and establish stakeholder needs

1.2 Research historic and current tree policies

1.3 Analyse statutory context and policy context of the current or proposed tree policy

1.4 Research current and historic tree management activities

1.5 Analyse current industry tree policy models

1.6 Evaluate comparative tree methodologies and systems

1.7 Research current policy and strategic information to inform and develop policy

2. Define policy objectives

2.1 Identify key management objectives and management metrics

2.2 Establish benchmarks

2.3 Analyse existing policies, procedures and systems for compliance with policy planning requirements

2.4 Evaluate conflicting stakeholder needs

2.5 Determine tree management strategies

2.6 Define policy reflecting strategic objectives of organisation

2.7 Define strategic objectives of the policy

2.8 Develop and communicate change management strategies

2.9 Make recommendations for policy options

3 Define legal parameters

3.1 Determine legal parameters, statutes and local planning laws

3.2 Determine if policy is included or referred to in statutory documents

3.3 Seek advice about legal implications of policy

4. Define context and limitations of tree policy

4.1 Determine parameters of policy

4.2 Determine and record localised soil types, rainfall infiltration and runoff

4.3 Compile database of local and indigenous tree species

4.4 Compile database of exotics that perform well

4.5 Create list of preferred and desired species

4.6 Determine extent and type of tree data from tree inventory

4.7 Set diversity goals for tree species and tree families

5. Develop tree policy

5.1 Develop tree policy to meet strategic objectives

5.2 Develop and communicate procedures to implement policy

5.3 Develop policy determinations for hazard identification and mitigation, significant trees, tree selection, tree replacement, street tree planting, tree removal, tree inspections and assessments, tree pruning operations, power line clearance, habitat protection, infrastructure protection and pest and disease control as required

5.4 Develop draft of strategic tree policy

5.6 Promote tree policy and expected outcomes to key stakeholders

5.7 Seek feedback from stakeholders

5.8 Review and amend policy

5.9 Develop tree policy documentation

5.10 Develop compliance programs in policy documentation

5.11 Implement strategies for continuous improvement

6. Review tree policy implementation

6.1 Publish final tree policy documentation

6.2 Use policy to guide development of operational tree management plans

6.3 Investigate and document implementation outcomes of policy

6.4 Provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders

6.5 Monitor records for remedial action and to improve performance

6.6 Modify policy and or procedures as required