Our annual planting programs ensure that new generations of plants will keep our streetscapes, parks and reserves viable.
We collect information about required planting throughout the year, and we plant trees during the planting season from late May until early September.
We have 2 main planting programs for nature strip trees:
- Block planting ensures that all viable nature strips in Maroondah are planted. As much of Maroondah’s streetscape consists of older trees that are fast reaching the end of their useful life expectancy, the planning and propagation of our future streetscape is vital.
- Infill planting responds to residential requests for nature strip trees and the planting out of newly developed areas. It also includes nature strips where Council has removed a tree and a replacement is required.
Street tree selection
We choose the nature strip tree to be planted based on the size of the nature strip, the presence of power lines and the existing streetscape. Where possible, we plant indigenous species to ensure longevity of existing plant and wildlife populations.
Trees selected for planting in Maroondah must perform well in our climate and show some degree of drought tolerance. They must also meet aesthetic requirements.
Maroondah’s street tree planting species list can be divided into 3 classes:
- Large trees - Where there is a full size nature strip without powerlines, we usually plant full size canopy trees, which provide maximum benefits to the community.
- Intermediate trees - Where the nature strip is not large enough to support a large canopy tree and power lines are absent, we plant trees of medium size.
- Small trees - Where a nature strip is particularly small but still able to sustain a tree, or where power lines run above a nature strip, we can still create a sustainable streetscape by planting a smaller species of tree.
Request tree planting
Request a tree to be planted on your naturestrip
Street tree data capture
To gather data about Council trees, Maroondah is divided into blocks that are reviewed consecutively over a 2-year period. The street tree pruning program is driven by works allocated from these data capture inspections.
Data capture also allows for long-term population management as trees that are dead, have a short useful life expectancy, or an unacceptable level of risk, can be identified and managed appropriately.