Street Trees

The City of Melville is responsible for planting, pruning, replacing and maintaining Council Verge Trees.

The City's street trees are one of our most important assets. These trees are crucial to maintaining the high quality of our public realm and provide numerous environmental, social and health benefits to the City and community.

A limited number of new street trees are planted in the winter months (July to October).  This number is approved by the current year's budget, in accordance with the Streetscape Strategy.

If you would like a new street tree planted on your verge, please contact customer service on 1300 635 845. Online requests are not available.

Please note you will not be able to choose the type of tree as our team will select the best tree type, to enhance the streetscape of the whole area. This allows uniformity and maintains streetscape aesthetics.

Once the allocated number of trees have been requested for that year, any further requests will be transferred to future planting schedules.

Customers may not plant a tree of their own choice on the verge under any circumstances.

We are responsible for:

To make an online request, please click on the relevant highlighted link above, or contact customer service on 1300 635 845.

You are responsible for:

  • Providing water for the tree, especially in summer months;
  • Keeping the grass away from developing trees; and
  • Avoid damaging the tree.

Trees no longer planted:

  • QLD Box,
  • Box trees in general,
  • Ficus,
  • Erythrina,
  • Robinia,
  • Pepper trees,
  • Cape Lylic and
  • Grevilles Robusta varieties,

... due to the leaf litter, nut drop and excessive pruning from power lines required.

Standard alignment for a verge street tree

  • Centrally located
  • 1.5m from either side of any crossovers (driveways)
  • At least 1.5m from the road or footpath
  • 10m from the road truncation
  • Between 2.4 - 3.0m from the front of the property / boundary line

Inspections of diseased, pest affected or unhealthy trees

Our Arboriculture team deal with any health concerns in relation to trees located on verges, parks, reserves and road medians. If you are concerned about the health of a council tree, please contact customer service on 1300 635 845 or

 Lodge an online request