Assessing street trees
We review and assess street trees for:
- health and structure
- potential planting opportunities
- life expectancy
- species and location
- tree and infrastructure relationships
- compatibility with other capital works projects.
We remove and replace any trees that:
- are of poor health or structure
- have a short life expectancy
- are poorly located
- do not provide maximum benefit to the community.
We also carry out work to support other projects such as footpath renewal to improve your streetscape.
Request a street tree inspection
You can ask us to inspect your street tree or report a fallen tree or branch at any time.
Or call our Customer Services team on 9298 8000.
Planting new trees
Trees are planted between May – August, while the soil is moist and the rain is plentiful.
New street trees are semi-advanced stock 1–1.5m in height. They are monitored monthly by Council for the first two years and watered using recycled water (when available) over the warmer months.
Infill tree planting
Council uses low-cost, high-technology satellite images to assess the canopy cover of each street in Knox. We plant areas of low canopy coverage as a priority.
Where a street has a strong existing theme, we select new trees that match or complement the existing streetscape. We will fill all free planting spaces.
If you receive a notification card, that means a new tree will be coming within our next tree planting program. If you would like to know more about this, please call the Parks team on 9298 8425.
The Infill tree planting program is delivered from July to September.
2022 Street Tree Renewal Project
Preparation for the 2022 street tree renewal is underway. We will provide more information soon.