Street trees

Street trees are an excellent addition to footpaths.

Contact Council for street tree requests.  Residents should note that the type of tree and its location is approved and installed by Council to ensure minimal damage to infrastructure, including power lines.

Street tree maintenance is not permitted to be carried out by residents and needs to be reported to Council for actioning.

Residents are not permitted to carry out planting on the footpath unless they are wanting to construct a verge garden.

Requests for street tree trimming near power lines, contact Energex on 13 12 53.

Problem trees

Tree roots can cause significant damage to sewers and drains.  Property owners must consider the growth habits of trees before planting.

Commonly planted trees which cause problems are:

  • Gums
  • Figs
  • Rubber plants
  • Willows
  • Mango trees
  • Poincianas
  • Coral trees
  • West African tulip trees
  • Umbrella trees
  • Camphor laurels

 Local native trees are recommended as they require minimal maintenance and support local wildlife.

Complaints regarding problem trees on private property should be referred to the property owner.

For problem trees on a footpath or in a Council park contact Council.