2020 Tree Planting Program
We are currently finalising our planning for this year's winter tree planting program in which 1,500 new trees will be planted in streets, parks and gardens throughout Greater Bendigo.
As part of the Greening Greater Bendigo initiative the City is prioritising street tree planting in areas that need it the most. Areas with few trees and little shade will be prioritised, as well as locations with high volumes of pedestrian and cycling traffic and residents that are particularly vulnerable to heat.
Depending on autumn rainfall, this year's tree planting program will commence at the start of May.
Request a tree
Planning for the 2020 Tree Planting Program is now all but finalised with trees ordered and sitting in the nursery ready to be planted.
Any new requests will be now be considered for planting as part of the 2021 Tree Planting Program.
You can request a tree for your street by:
- Contacting Customer Service on phone 03 5434 6000, or
- Request a street tree using our online form
Your request will be assessed and, if approved, added to our tree planting schedule for planting for the next planting season.
Tree planting by the City of Greater Bendigo
The City of Greater Bendigo invests in quality nursery stock and best-practice planting techniques to give all new trees the best start possible. Tree planting is carried out over the winter months and all new trees are watered for the first two summers.
Our urban forest team selects the most appropriate species for a location based on local conditions, climate, neighbourhood character and relevant master plans and strategies.
Planting trees on public land without consent from the City not permitted. Residents who wish to plant a tree on their nature strip are encouraged to lodge a request for tree planting.
After your tree has been planted the City of Greater Bendigo is responsible for all ongoing maintenance including watering for the first two years following planting.
- Let us know if your tree is stressed or damaged so we can respond accordingly
- Apply additional water over summer (please no grey water!)
Please do not:
- Prune, restake or re-tie the tree as this is Council's responsbilty and may infact do more harm than good
- Place grass clippings or mulch around the base of the tree as this can result in its death through a disease called Collar Rot.
- Use brushcutters or whipper-snippers near the base of the tree as this may cause damage or result in the tree becoming "ring barked"