Within our streets and parks, the City is responsible for managing more than 120,000 urban trees. These trees make up our urban forest, playing a vital role in the enhanced value of our streets and spaces.

The benefits provided by our urban forest are:

  • Added aesthetic and amenity of our streets and spaces
  • Significant cooling and shade
  • Habitat and food for local fauna
  • Reduction in air and water pollutants
  • Sequestration of carbon
  • Reduced stormwater runoff

The City continues to plant thousands of trees each year to mitigate the effects of urban heat and beautify the City. Species planted are a mix of indigenous, native, and exotic ornamental trees.

Find out more about how we manage our trees and what’s involved in our continued building of Bendigo’s urban forest through our Greening Greater Bendigo strategy.


We manage many natural outdoor spaces for the public to enjoy. Our natural reserves include:

  • Parkland
  • Bushland
  • Lakes
  • Creeks
  • Some road reserves.

You can enjoygreatrecreational experiences at these sites such as picnicking, bush walking, bird watching and bike riding.

Find out more about experiencing our natural reserves 

Contact us

For more information about how we manage our natural reserves and urban forest please contact us on 1300 002 642.

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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