TCCS plants trees to replace dead or missing trees in newly developed landscapes and in established areas following the removal of ageing trees. Trees are replaced with the designated species of the street or park, or similar to ensure the look and feel of the urban landscape is retained for future generations.
Residents are encouraged to monitor and care for young trees in their neighbourhood to maximise survival rates.
Requesting a tree
Residents may request trees to be planted on nature strips or in parks. Requests are placed on a database for future planting programs, and considered and planted according to:
- site conditions and existing infrastructure;
- suitability and availability of tree species;
- the time of year;
- existing planting programs; and
- resources available to City Services.
To submit a tree planting request call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or submit the request online via Fix My Street.
Trees are watered to ensure their establishment and survival. Trees under three years of age in non-irrigated areas are watered monthly from November to April or as specified by TCCS. During unusually dry weather, trees may receive additional water.
Residents are urged to water young trees in their neighbourhood to help them become established. This assists in the continuation of Canberra's urban forest.
Community planting days
TCCS works with volunteer groups who wish to plant and care for trees in public parks. A map of existing urban parks and places volunteer groups and information on how to start a new group is available here.