Urban Forest Renewal

Tree planting progress

Have you been noticing the new trees planted recently? In the past year we have planted over 10,000 trees across our streets, parks, waterways and bush land areas. We are now 29,000 trees into our goal to plant 100,000 by 2045.

Have you heard of a Pocket Forest? We now have 12 of them. They are large stands of single species that are planted in our parks to make a striking statement. They are the big trees that only fit in big open spaces such as river red gums, oaks, Moreton Bay figs, jacaranda's etc.

Check out the video to find out more.

More trees coming soon

Trees are vital for our well being in urban areas where there are many hard surfaces, as they provide shade and reduce the impact of radiant heat.

We've created a set of Urban Forest Targets that will see a 20% increase in both tree canopy cover and urban green cover (trees and shrubs) in our urban area by 2045. This is in response to the community asking for more trees and mapping undertaken in 2016 which identified areas that would benefit most.

Council has already started planting trees in street verges, waterways and parks across the City of Onkaparinga. These trees will be some of the 100,0000 trees planted across our region by 2045.

We'll choose the number and type of trees that will grow best in the area. We'll also be pruning existing trees as we go. You'll be contacted directly if a tree is planned to be planted on a verge in front of you.

If you don't want a tree, you can opt out.

To find out more or opt out, visit here or you can call us on 8384 0666

Trees will make your street look better and feel cooler

Tree planting progress

Have you been noticing the new trees planted recently? In the past year we have planted over 10,000 trees across our streets, parks, waterways and bush land areas. We are now 29,000 trees into our goal to plant 100,000 by 2045.

Have you heard of a Pocket Forest? We now have 12 of them. They are large stands of single species that are planted in our parks to make a striking statement. They are the big trees that only fit in big open spaces such as river red gums, oaks, Moreton Bay figs, jacaranda's etc.

Check out the video to find out more.

More trees coming soon

Trees are vital for our well being in urban areas where there are many hard surfaces, as they provide shade and reduce the impact of radiant heat.

We've created a set of Urban Forest Targets that will see a 20% increase in both tree canopy cover and urban green cover (trees and shrubs) in our urban area by 2045. This is in response to the community asking for more trees and mapping undertaken in 2016 which identified areas that would benefit most.

Council has already started planting trees in street verges, waterways and parks across the City of Onkaparinga. These trees will be some of the 100,0000 trees planted across our region by 2045.

We'll choose the number and type of trees that will grow best in the area. We'll also be pruning existing trees as we go. You'll be contacted directly if a tree is planned to be planted on a verge in front of you.

If you don't want a tree, you can opt out.

To find out more or opt out, visit here or you can call us on 8384 0666

Trees will make your street look better and feel cooler