Street Tree Planting Program 2015

This project is now completed.

Council will soon plant new street trees across the local area to beautify the streetscape and improve the environment. Street trees are one of Marrickville’s most important natural assets. Like everything in nature, trees have a life cycle and Council needs to plan for their protection, maintenance and renewal. We do this through the Street Tree Master Plan adopted by Council in 2014. Council is committed to maintaining and increasing our urban canopy with new tree plantings that will beautify and improve our urban environment today and for future generations.


Verge Gardens

We will also increase the area around the street trees and residents are invited to plant out and maintain a verge garden. Council can assist with plants - register your interest and Council's Sustainable Streets Officer will get in touch. Alternatively the area under the trees will be mulched to allow the tree roots access to air and water.


Council will soon plant new street trees across the local area to beautify the streetscape and improve the environment. Street trees are one of Marrickville’s most important natural assets. Like everything in nature, trees have a life cycle and Council needs to plan for their protection, maintenance and renewal. We do this through the Street Tree Master Plan adopted by Council in 2014. Council is committed to maintaining and increasing our urban canopy with new tree plantings that will beautify and improve our urban environment today and for future generations.


Verge Gardens

We will also increase the area around the street trees and residents are invited to plant out and maintain a verge garden. Council can assist with plants - register your interest and Council's Sustainable Streets Officer will get in touch. Alternatively the area under the trees will be mulched to allow the tree roots access to air and water.


This project is now completed.
  • How does Council protect, maintain and renew trees?

    almost 4 years ago
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    In 2011 Council adopted the Marrickville Urban Forest Policy and Strategy which recognises the urban forest as an essential, living infrastructure asset and resource that provides a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits. Amongst other recommendations, the Strategy proposed an increase in the urban forest canopy.

    In 2012 Council finalised a street tree condition audit of approximately 22,000 street trees. In addition to species, size, condition and risk assessment, the audit spatially located each tree, mapped the overhead power line network and infrastructure damage associated with the trees. From this a Street Tree Inventory was created.

    In 2013...

    In 2011 Council adopted the Marrickville Urban Forest Policy and Strategy which recognises the urban forest as an essential, living infrastructure asset and resource that provides a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits. Amongst other recommendations, the Strategy proposed an increase in the urban forest canopy.

    In 2012 Council finalised a street tree condition audit of approximately 22,000 street trees. In addition to species, size, condition and risk assessment, the audit spatially located each tree, mapped the overhead power line network and infrastructure damage associated with the trees. From this a Street Tree Inventory was created.

    In 2013 Council engaged the community to create the Street Tree Master Plan. This provides a blueprint for new planting programs that address current tree management issues such as an ageing tree population, biodiversity, species selection and risk management across the council area.