Tree planting request
Tree planting request

Tree planting request

Tree planting request

Request a new street tree.
Last updated on: 20 May 2024

2024 planting season now closed

Thank you for considering a street tree for your verge. The City has stopped taking requests to plant street trees for the 2024 winter planting program as we are now out of stock.
We are currently planning next year's tree list and will be opening up requests in October 2024. Watch out for our promotions through the City of Canning Facebook page.

Who can request a tree?

Residents can lodge requests for a tree to be planted, however requests for trees on a verge will only be considered in consultation with the owner of the adjacent property.

Request a particular species

  • A resident can request a particular type of tree species, however the City will ultimately choose a species appropriate to its tree planting program.
  • If there is room on the verge for more than one tree, this option may be possible.

What happens with the request?

  • Tree planting requests are assessed according to location, the species availability and resources as per our Trees in Streets, Thoroughfares and Parks policy.
  • An Officer will assess the request and respond.
  • New street trees are planted in the cool months, after the rains have started.
  • New trees will be watered and maintained by the City for the first two summers.

How can you help?

Additional care by residents is greatly appreciated and will help assist plant survival and growth. To help, you can:
  • provide additional water for trees in the summer months
  • keep grass away from the base of developing trees
  • avoid damaging trees when mowing lawns
  • report damaged trees to the City so that replacements can be arranged
  • avoid parking too close to the tree.

Anonymous requests

These types of requests cannot be anonymous.

Raise a request

  • To request a new tree, please click on the button below.
  • An Officer will investigate within three (3) working days and you will be contacted with an outcome and when planting will occur.