Street Trees

Hunter’s Hill Council is currently looking to increase the quantity and quality of trees across the region. Supported by funding from the Federal Government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure fund, the program will look to:

– Removal and replacement of high risk trees already identified;
– Requests/ nominations for residents;
– Observations from Council officers and Councillors on known gaps in current street tree avenues;
– Interplanting in avenues of aged trees, near the end of their life expectancy.

Residents are encourage to nominate to have a tree/s planted on their nature strip. This form will be open until 31 March 2021. The applications will be reviewed, and Council officers will contact all applications with an outcome.

It is proposed that the planting work will be undertaken between April and June 2021, subject to availability of plants and contractors.

Please note, there are 37 trees in the recommended street trees. These are allocated across the 5 zones.

Zone 1. Barons Crescent to Auburn Street bounded by Pittwater Rd including Pains
Zone 2. Auburn Street to Augustine and Manning Rd bounded by Pittwater Rd and Victoria Rd
Zone 3. Manning Road and Boronia Ave to Burns Bay Rd bounded by Victoria Rd
Zone 4. Henley and Huntley Point bounded by Victoria Rd
Zone 5. The Peninsular bounded by Burns Bay Rd.

Detailed list of recommended plants by zones are available on Council’s website – opens in a new windowhuntershill.nsw.gov.au/trees.

If you would like to nominate for a street tree to be planted in your nature strip, please complete your details below.

opens in a new windowNominate for a street tree before 31 March 2021

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Many streets within the Hunters Hill Municipality have a tradition of avenue plantings of mature street trees. Many date back to the twenties and were planted to commemorate soldiers from the Great War.

It is often difficult to establish and maintain an environment with street trees. Factors such as overhead wires, narrow naturestrips, poor compacted soil, vandalism and lack of water can dictate whether a planting will be successful.

Despite this the benefits of street trees to the community are many and varied and far outweigh any perceived nuisance. Street trees provide cooling shade in those hot summer months for cars and people. Trees reduce glare, absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas and give out oxygen. Trees provide visual relief in our urbanised environment by providing scale and form to our streets and precincts. They stabilise the soil and give birds and other wildlife a habitat.

Council has an active maintenance program for its existing street trees. Most of this work comprises pruning, however occasionally a tree has to be removed because it has declined or it is causing damage to infrastructure.

The street tree-planting program is usually implemented in Autumn when soil temperature and moisture are optimum. Other plantings do occur throughout the year and these can be particularly successful if residents help with watering.

Council encourages requests from residents who wish to have trees planted in their street. Council has a list of recommended species that can be downloaded below, however other trees will be considered.

opens in a new windowGeneral Native Plant List

 

Street Common Name Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5
Allocasuarina species She-oak species
Angophora costata Sydney Red Gum
Angophora floribunda Rough-barked Apple
Arbutus unedo Irish Strawberry Tree
Backhousia citriodora Sweet Verbena Tree
Banksia integrifolia Coastal Banksia
Banksia serrata Old Man Banksia
Buckinghamia celsissima Ivory Curl Flower
Callicoma serratifolia Black Wattle
Callistemon viminalis Weeping Bottlebrush
Calodendrum capense Cape Chestnut
Camellia sasanqua Sasanqua
Ceratopetalum gummiferum NSW Christmas Bush
Corymbia gummifera Red Bloodwood
Corymbia ficifoia Flowering Gum
Cupaniopsis anacardiodes Tuckeroo
Eucalyptus capitellata Brown Stringybark
Eucalyptus curtisii Plunkett Mallee
Eucalyptus globoidea White Stringybark
Eucalyptus paniculata Grey Ironbark
Eucalyptus tereticornis Forest Red Gum
Ficus rubiginosa Port Jackson Fig
Glochidion ferdinandi Cheese Tree
Gordonia axillaris Fried Egg Plant
Jacaranda mimosifolia Blue Jacaranda
Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Rain Tree
Lagerstroemia indica Crepe Myrtle
Livistona australis Cabbage Tree Palm
Lophostemon confertus Brush Box
Melalaeuca linarifolia Snow-in-Summer
Melia azedarach White Cedar
Schinus areira Peppercorn Tree
Sorbus aucuparia Rowan Tree
Syncarpia glomulifera Turpentine
Syzygium species Lillypilly
Tristaniopsis laurina Water Gum

 

 

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400