How can I request a new street tree?

To request a new street tree, please fill in one of the below forms: 

Requesting a new/replacement tree for a single address

Request for Replacement of a Single Tree (doc, 36KB)

Request for Replacement of a Single Tree (pdf, 58KB)

Trees are missing, dead/dying, inconsistent with existing streetscape:

Request for Replacement of Multiple Trees (doc, 34KB)

Request for Replacement of Multiple Trees (pdf, 96KB)

All forms can be lodged to the attention of the Horticulture Team:

  • By Email  -
  • In Person -  293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley  OR  3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh
  • By Mail - Horticulture Services, Monash Council, PO Box 1, Glen Waverley 3150.

After you have submitted your form, Council staff will visit the site to determine suitability of planting size and species.

Things to consider before submitting your request:

Generally there is space for one tree per nature strip, depending on the unbroken length of nature strip in front of property.  

These are some matters to consider before you request a street tree:

  1. Is there adequate, mature growing space to plant a new street tree?
  2. Are there any obvious service points present on the nature strip that would prevent planting of a tree?
  3. Species decisions are based on the broader community, not necessarily individual needs or desires.

    Tree Species

    Factors considered when selecting street trees include:

    • Surrounding development period
    • Growth habit and scale
    • Growth rate and vigour
    • Tolerance of urban environment - drought and pollution
    • Available planting area - width of the nature strip
    • Presence of services - overhead and underground
    • Soil Type

    The most common street trees that have been planted within Monash include:

    • Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)
    • Wallagarra White Gum (Eucalyptus scoparia)
    • Yellow Gum (Eucalytpus leucoxylon)
    • Little Spotty (Eucalyptus mannifera 'Little Spotty')
    • Snow in Summer (Melaleuca linariifolia)

    Others species include:

    • West Australian Flowering Gum (Eucalyptus ficifolia)
    • Brush Box (Lophostemon confertus)
    • Betchel Crab (Malus ioensis 'Plena')
    • White Cedar (Melia azedarach)
    • Cut-leaf Plane (Platanus orientalis 'Digitata')
    • Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer')
    • English Oak (Quercus robur)
    • Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
    • Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora)
    • Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus maculata)
    • Ash Tree (Fraxinus sp.)
    • Kanooka (Tristaniopsis laurina)

    Selection of tree species is constantly being re-evaluated by Council staff. While planting is based on current street palates and species availability, Council is always considering new species for planting. Streetscape development can include maintaining older, established street trees, or rejuvenating local streetscapes with new planting palates.

    Please note: This is not a planting guide for trees in your street or gardens. For information on this subject please see the Nature Strip section for information and permit applications for planting.

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    Last updated: 07 May 2018