We continue to plant new trees as part of our tree planting program and maintain trees as new residential areas are built across the city.
Our trees are a diverse mix of native, indigenous and exotic species. View our <LINK>Casey Tree Guide for more information on the species of trees around Casey. We also manage around 650 trees on the significant tree register<LINK> and the trees within the 7 Avenues of Honour.
How we maintain our trees
We maintain all our street trees on a 3 year cycle. For young trees, this can mean formative pruning in the early years to help them grow in the future.
Tree planting program
We plant appropriate species of trees to enhance your streetscape and open space areas. We plant once a year, from autumn to late spring. By planting in the cooler months, our trees have a better chance of establishing through the following summer.
If it is hot over the summer period we will delay plantings until conditions are more favourable.
As part of the planting program, we also water our trees over the warmer months.
Every year we prune our trees to keep them away from powerlines. This is to prevent fire hazards.
View our Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (ELCMP) has more information about how we take care for our trees near electricity assets. <LINK>
You cannot prune Council trees yourself
We prune all our trees to the Australia Standard. This ensures trees are left with good structure and in good condition for future generations.
You cannot prune, interfere or change Council managed trees in any way. This is to protect your safety and preserve the environment, animal population and landscape around the City of Casey. Penalties may apply.