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 to 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.
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.
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.
2023 Street Tree Renewal Project
Every year we identify a number of streets across Knox to receive new trees as part of our Street Tree Renewal Project. We ask residents in those streets to vote on which trees they would prefer to have planted.
We plant these trees in April to June, during peak rain periods when the soil is moist. We monitor the trees monthly for the first 2 years and water them using recycled water (when available) over the warmer months.
Streets identified for the 2023 Street Tree Renewal Project include: