Request a Free Street Tree

The City of Bayswater is committed to increasing our urban canopy.

We have signed up to Vision 20-20-20, which aims to provide 20% more quality green spaces in urban environments by 2020. The City's current tree canopy is at 13.2%. To find out more, please visit the 202020 vision website.

We have also pledged to the community to increase our tree canopy to 25% by the year 2025.

We need your help to make this a reality!

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Trees provide many benefits that extend far beyond the obvious ones of shade, habitat for fauna and cooling effects. They also help to slow rain water run-off, giving it time to soak into the soil, and can even help to protect your house in a storm.

They provide psychological benefits and studies have shown their presence can relieve stress and make you feel calmer and happier.

If you don't have a verge tree, the City can provide you with free trees for your verge based on available space . If you do have trees on your verge, the Citys Arborist is happy to inspect and see if it is appropriate to plant additional trees, but this may not always be possible.

The City will plant the tree and look after all maintenance requirements for its lifetime - all we ask is you give it a bit of water to help it through the summer months in its first couple of years.

Tree species selection

We aim to plant the same tree species along a street to create aesthetically pleasing avenues of trees. The City only uses particular trees beneath powerlines to ensure they don't grow too tall and interfere with the lines.

If there is a tree you would really like from our list of approved street trees, we are happy to consider this and talk to you about your selection.

Placement of trees on your verge

Due to the presence of underground services, all trees planted on verges need to be planted 2.7 metres from your boundary line towards the road. When trees are located on the front verge, they will be positioned between the driveway and side boundary at equal distance.

When trees are to be planted on a side verge, they will be spaced evenly in the available space.

Consideration will be given to various pieces of infrastructure on the verge to ensure adequate space is maintained, such as reticulation, power poles, manhole covers and hydrants.

To request your free street tree, complete the form and send it back to

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