Street Tree Planting

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In the interest of beautifying our streets Council will provide trees for the nature strip area. Residents are invited to participate in this program.

Council will supply and plant the tree(s) which you have selected. The number of trees selected will be determined on site by Council's Arbor Team. Consideration will be given to such things as placement of services, vehicle sight distances, property width, corner block, potential growth dimensions, etc.

For the request of street trees contact Council to have your choice of trees placed on a list for Council's street tree planting - Phone:+61 2 9843 0555 (during business hours 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).

Consideration should be given to uniformity with respect to species choice to integrate the treescape. In some instances, Council has adopted a theme species.

Native Species

Botanic Name Common Name  Description 

Angophora costata

Smooth-barked Apple

Evergreen, broad domed tree to 20 metres. This striking spreading tree has a single trunk and contorted branches with contrast bark colours of red and grey-brown.

Angophora floribunda

Rough-barked Apple

Evergreen, broad domed tree from 18-24 metres. This tree has a short trunk with gnarled, spreading branches and white flowers during summer.

Backhousia citriodora

Lemon Scented Myrtle

Evergreen, small domed tree to 18 metres. This plant forms an upright shrub maturing into a squat trunked tree with a rounded crown. The lemon scented leaves are dark green and the creamy-white flowers have a honey aroma.

Callistemon viminalis

Weeping Bottlebrush

Evergreen, pendulous tree from 7- 10 metres. This tree has an graceful and weeping habit with an open crown made up of numerous branches. This robust tree has dark green leaves with red flowers.

Cupaniopsis anarcardioides

Tuckeroo

Evergreen, small domed tree from 5 – 8 metres. This tree has a dense, rounded canopy. The leaves are dark green and flowers are small greenish-yellow followed by orange seed pods.

Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Blueberry Ash

Evergreen, narrow domed tree from 7-25 metres. This small tree has an erect habit with a dense crown. The leaves are pink-bronze maturing to green. The bell-shaped flowers are pink to white throughout summer.

Eucalyptus crebra

Narrow-leaved Ironbark

Evergreen tree from 10 – 25 metres. This tree has deeply and coarsely furrowed bark with dark grey branches. The leaves are a dull grey green and flowers are white.

Eucalyptus microcorys

Tallowwood

Fast growing, evergreen tree to 30 metres. This tree has a straight trunk with upright to horizontal branching forming an open crown. The tree has coarse red-brown bark, light green leaves and white flowers in spring.

Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Mugga Ironbark

Evergreen tree from 20-25 metres. This tree has a straight trunk with deeply furrowed bark and weeping branches. The leaves are slender and grey green in colour, it has creamy-white to red-pink flowers.

Leptosperum petersonii

Lemon Scented Tea Tree

Evergreen, narrow-domed tree from 2-4 metres. This small tree has a slender weeping habit with glossy green leaves that have a lemon scent when crushed. The petite flowers are white blooming through summer.

Lophostemon Confertus

Brush Box

Evergreen, broad domed tree to 20 metres. This tree has upright growth with a main trunk and spreading branches. The leaves are dark green, the flowers are cream and the bark is rough at the base with smooth pink branches.

Melaleuca linariifolia

Flaxed-leaved Paperbark

Fast growing, evergreen tree from 6-10 metres. This tree has a dense spreading crown with papery bark. The leaves are dark green with distinct light green new foliage.

Syncarpia glomulifera

Turpentine

Evergreen tree to 30 metres. This trees trunk has coarse fibrous bark and spreading branches forming a dense crown. The leaves are grey-green and the flowers form a downy head during late spring to summer.

 

Non-Native Species

Botanic Name Common Name  Description 

Fraxinus grifithii

Evergreen Ash           

Semi-deciduous, small domed tree from 10-16 metres. This tree has an erect habit with ascending branches and smooth grey bark. The leaves are pale green and flowers are white appearing on the tips of branches during spring.

Fraxinus ‘Raywood’

Claret Ash

Deciduous, medium domed tree from 10-15 metres. This tree has a single trunk with rough grey bark. The leaves are glossy green turning claret red during autumn.

Gordonia axillaris

Gordonia

Evergreen broad domed tree from 3 ½ - 4 ½ metres. This striking tree has a short trunk with spreading branches. The leaves are dark, glossy green and the egg like flowers are white with a yellow centre.

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda

Deciduous, broad domed tree from 10-15 metres. This tree has a spreading open canopy with grey brown bark and masses of purple/blue flowers in late spring on a leafless tree. The light green leaves are fern like.

Lagerstroemia indica

Crepe Myrtle

Deciduous, vase shaped tree from 6 - 8 metres. This tree has dark green leaves and mottled bark. The flowers are pink, blooming during summer.

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistachio

Deciduous, broad domed tree from 10- 18 metres. This tree has a dark coloured trunk with well-spaced branches forming a rounded canopy. The mid- green leaves turn orange in autumn and flowers are white.

Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’

Cherry Plum

Deciduous, vase shaped tree from 4 – 6 metres. This tree has a short dark trunk, dark purple leaves and pale pink flowers.

Pyrus calleryana

Callery Pear

Deciduous, broad domed tree from 10 – 15 metres. This tree has a rounded canopy, glossy green leaves turning red in autumn. The flowers are white and have a strong perfume during spring.

Sapium sebiferum

Chinese Tallow Tree

Deciduous, small domed tree from 7 - 10 metres. This tree has a single trunk with a dense rounded canopy. The dark green leaves are heart-shaped turning red during autumn.

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm

Deciduous, weeping tree from 8-12 metres. This tree has a broad spreading crown with arching branches. The leaves are shiny green and the bark is mottled.