Street Tree Planting

Street Tree Planting.jpg

In the interest of beautifying our streets Council will provide trees for the nature strip area. Residents are invited to participate in this program. Please note that requests for street trees need to come directly from the property owner/s.

Council will supply and plant the tree(s) which you have selected from the below list of approved species. 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 and existing street tree theme.

Please note that there is a Street Tree Planting Masterplan for the Box Hill and Gables new growth areas which identifies the tree species for your street (see below for the link).

For the request of street trees contact Council to have your choice of tree placed in the Street Tree Planting Program - 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

Common and Botanic Names

 Description

Lemon Scented Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Callistemon 'Kings Park Special'

Callistemon citrinus 'Kings Park Special'

Evergreen, growing to 4 metres. This hardy plant forms an upright shrub with abundant, red, bird attracting flowers. Suitable for under powerlines.

Willow Bottlebrush

Callistemon salignus

Evergreen, small tree to 8 metres. This hardy plant forms into an upright shrub, maturing with papery bark. The new leaves are pink and flowers are creamy-white. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Blueberry Ash

Elaeocarpus reticulatus

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Mugga Ironbark

Eucalyptus sideroxylon

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Native Frangipani

Hymenosporum flavum

Evergreen tree, 6-10 metres. This tree has large, glossy green leaves and fragrant cream-yellow flowers in Spring and Summer. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Lemon Scented Tea Tree

Leptosperum petersonii

Evergreen, narrow-domed tree from 2-4 metres. This hardy 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. Suitable for under powerlines.

Brush Box

Lophostemon confertus

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Flax-leaved Paperbark

Melaleuca linariifolia

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Turpentine

Syncarpia glomulifera

Evergreen tree to 30 metres. This tree's 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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Water Gum

Tristaniopsis laurina

Evergreen tree growing from 5-15 metres in height. This tree's trunk has scaly bark when mature and spreading branches forming a dense crown. The leaves are glossy-green and the flowers cream to yellow in colour. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Weeping Lilly Pilly

Waterhousia floribunda

Evergreen tree growing from 10-15 metres. This plant has a weeping habit, with a dense crown. The young leaves are light-green to pinkish in colour. The white fluffy flowers form in Spring and Summer, and are followed by pale pink to whitish berries. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

 

Non-Native Species

Common and Botanic Names

 Description

Red Maple

Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’

Deciduous tree 10-12 metres tall. This tree has green leaves, turning to orange, red or yellow in autumn. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Leopard Tree

Caesalpinia ferrara

Semi -deciduous tree to 8 metres. This hardy plant has a large rounded canopy with bright-green fern-like leaves. Clusters of yellow flower form in Summer. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Fried Egg Plant

Gordonia axillaris

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. Suitable for under powerlines.

Jacaranda 

Jacaranda mimosifolia

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Crepe Myrtle 

Lagerstroemia indica

Deciduous, vase shaped tree from 6-8 metres. This tree has dark green leaves and mottled bark. The flowers are pink, blooming during summer. Flower colour determined by Council and will depend upon availability. Suitable for under powerlines.

Little Gem Magnolia

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'

Evergreen, compact small tree from 4-6 metres. This tree has glossy green leaves and forms creamy-white saucer shaped flowers from an early age. Suitable for under powerlines.

Japanese Crabapple

Malus floribunda

Small, deciduous, broad domed tree growing to 5m. Bright green leaves with yellow Autumn foliage. Single pink-white flowers appear in Spring. Suitable for under powerlines.

Chinese Pistachio 

Pistacia chinensis

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Cherry Plum 

Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’

Deciduous, vase shaped tree from 4-6 metres. This tree has a short dark trunk, dark purple leaves and pale pink flowers. Suitable for under powerlines.

Callery Pear 

Pyrus calleryana

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. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

Deciduous, conical shaped tree, growing to 15 metres. Shiny, deeply lobed, dark-green leaves, turning bronze in Autumn. NOT suitable for under powerlines.

Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Deciduous, tall tree growing to 20 metres. This tree has a rounded canopy, glossy green leaves changing colour in autumn. NOT suitable for under powerlines.