Geelong’s trees are an important, vibrant part of the City and its surrounds, providing many services to the local community, contributing to Geelong’s liveability and localised neighbourhood characters. 

Geelong's trees help:

  • shade the city and its hard surfaces during hot summers,
  • enhance our local biodiversity, 
  • reduce stormwater run-off into rivers and the bay, 
  • absorb air pollution (sequester and store carbon).

More than this, Geelong’s trees help characterise the City into what it is today: from the heritage values of the majestic Elm trees to the beauty of the lemon scented gums planted along Brougham Street, the Palms along Moorabool Street and the Norfolk Island Pines lining Geelong’s waterfront. 

Council is responsible for managing over 70,000 street trees and around 40,000 park trees as well as the trees along rural roadways and in reserves, including those along Geelong’s waterways and bike trails. 

Council is committed to protecting, enhancing, managing and maintaining its tree population for the long term benefit of Geelong’s community. It is also committed to improving Geelong’s liveability through the planting of more street and park trees for the community to enjoy. More about our urban forest strategy.

It is the policy of Council that all public owned trees (managed by the City of Greater Geelong) are recognised as dynamic, living assets within the City that require ongoing maintenance and management. More about our street tree policy.

Request a street tree planting

Any property owner in the City of Greater Geelong can request a tree planting (free of change) to be planted outside their property to help keep Geelong beautiful.

A few of our trees

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Tree maintenance team

To contact our tree maintenance team for any other advice, use the feedback section below.


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Page last updated: Tuesday, 21 August 2018