The Urban Tree Canopy Growth Program was established to address the following objectives, as identified in the Council Plan (2022-2032):

Objective 6.4: Provide attractive, well maintained streetscapes, verges, and trees.
Item 6.4.2: Enable growth of the urban tree canopy by making a suitable number of trees available per annum to support a community tree planting program.


This program allows for residents of the Shire to free access of a tree to plant on Shire verges adjoining their property, to enhance the streetscape across the Shire.

This program hopes to facilitate an improvement in the amenity of the Shire, whilst engaging with the community on the types of trees landowners prefer to have. The trees available in this Program have been selected for suitability to the landscape and the environment, as well as to maximise the success of improving the outcomes relating to urban canopy. The number of trees made available under this program will depend on the availability of resources; therefore this program is generally based on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Planting of trees from this program is to be carried out by the Shire’s Parks & Gardens Staff between June and August on an annual basis, to improve the success rate of the tree and minimising watering requirements for landowners in the early months whilst the tree is establishing an effective root system.



Please be aware that we are not accepting applications for this Program at this time. A landowner can request to be placed on a waitlist for consideration in the following financial year - applications are scheduled to reopen in January 2025.

Trees ordered for applicants from the last period (2024) will be installed throughout July and August, 2024.