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.