Street tree planting

The City supports residents’ efforts in greening their streets and will supply and plant trees on residential verges free of charge at the request of the property owner.  If you would like the City to plant a street tree on the verge adjoining your property, please submit the application form below.

The City will supply and plant street trees, one tree for standard (non-corner) properties; or up to three trees for corner properties (one on the short side of the property, two on the long side).

Residents can supply and plant their own street tree(s) on the verge adjoining their property with approval from the City and the species must be selected from the Preferred Street Tree Species list. If you would like to supply and plant your own street tree, please submit the application below.

Once a tree is planted on the verge it becomes the City’s responsibility regardless of who planted it; only the City or its authorised contractor can prune or remove verge trees.

Street trees that are to be planted by the City are planted each year during the winter and all application forms need to be received by 31 March of each year to ensure stock availability. Tree selection must be from the Preferred Street Tree Species list.  Applications received after 31 March will be planted in the following year’s planting program.

The City’s winter tree planting program will commence in June to take advantage of the winter rain and cooler weather and is scheduled to be completed by September.

Street tree planting applications are subject to a site inspection.

Further details can be found within the Tree Management Guidelines.