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Maintaining our street trees

Knox City Council carries out street tree assessments every two years on each street in Knox.

Request a street tree inspection

You can ask us to inspect your street tree or report a fallen tree or branch at any time.

We aim to inspect routine tree maintenance requests on Council land within 5 business days. After the inspection, we will give you schedules for fixing things, focusing on safety first.

For emergency tree requests on Council land, we aim to inspect and make them safe within 24 hours.

Report a street tree issue

Or call our Customer Services team on 9298 8000.

Planting new trees

Trees are planted between May to August, while the soil is moist and the rain is plentiful.

New street trees are semi-advanced stock 1 to 1.5 metres in height. They are monitored monthly by Council for the first 2 years and watered using recycled water (when available) over the warmer months.

Request a new street tree planting

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.

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.

The infill planting program is guided by our Green Streets Policy and Street Tree Asset Management Plan.

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.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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