Whitehorse City Council


Report a tree maintenance issue

Albert Cres Surrey HillsCouncil is responsible for the planning, planting and maintenance of street and park trees on Council managed land within in the municipality.  Council’s Arborists conduct maintenance programs for the municipality’s 72,000 street trees and more than 350,000 park trees to:

  • promote the sustainable management of a healthy and varied tree population
  • provide professional tree care for the community’s trees
  • plant trees on Council managed land.

Trees and Powerlines

Through State government legislation, Council is responsible for maintaining minimum clearance space around powerlines on Council property.  Where trees are within private property, it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain clearance from powerlines. 

For further information download the Electric Line Clearance Management Plan 2016-2017.  

Naturestrip Planting Guidelines
Applying to Council for permission to plant on your naturestrip.

Street Trees
Street tree planting, pruning and removal information.

Park Trees  
Park tree planting, pruning and removal information.

Tree Education Program
This program aims to raise awareness about the benefits of trees in an urban environment and to encourage residents to plant and maintain more trees on their own properties.

Indigenous Plant Community Nurseries
For more information on retail purchasing of local indigenous plants , please visit Greenlink and Bungalook community nurseries.