Preferred species

Introduction | Assessment of existing trees | Tree limbs overhanging private property | Damage to private infrastructure by trees under Council's responsibility | Possible termite/pest activity in trees | Tree maintenance | Tree maintenance by residents | Planting of new trees | Requests for new trees | Identification of need | Selecting the right location for your new tree | Preferred species | Preferred species list | Tree planting and tree care

Preferred species

All new species planted are to be selected from Council’s preferred species list and be complementary to the existing streetscape.

A species not included on the preferred species list may be planted, provided a thorough investigation of the species is undertaken by Council staff and it is determined that the planting will be suitable at the proposed location and not create a public safety issue or undue maintenance work or liability for Council. This will be at the discretion of the Tree Works Officer, Coordinator, or relevant Council Manager.

Each specific site needs particular consideration when selecting a suitable plant species. Consider potential size and future impacts the planting may cause to traffic sight distances.

Tree Selection Process Flow Chart
(Assuming the location is suitable for a tree to be planted)