Tree planting program - call for nominations

Due to staffing shortages we are approximately 6 months behind on this project. Our apologies for the delay.


The City of Hobart Street Tree Strategy 2017 sets out an aspirational target of 40% canopy cover by 2046 for the City’s urbanised areas. To help achieve this target many new trees will need to be planted, successfully established and grow.

In order to meet this target, the City is developing a Street Tree Planting Program that will guide tree planting across the City for the next five years. We are looking for nominations for tree planting locations from the community to help develop this program.

If you know of a location that you would like to be considered for tree planting, whether it be out the front of your house, in a local street or in a park, then we want to hear from you.

The City invites you to put in a request for tree planting in the following ways:


Please note: successfully planting trees in the urban environment is dependent on a range of factors. For more information please read our FAQs and the tree planting criteria.

Nominations will close 31 March 2019.


Due to staffing shortages we are approximately 6 months behind on this project. Our apologies for the delay.


The City of Hobart Street Tree Strategy 2017 sets out an aspirational target of 40% canopy cover by 2046 for the City’s urbanised areas. To help achieve this target many new trees will need to be planted, successfully established and grow.

In order to meet this target, the City is developing a Street Tree Planting Program that will guide tree planting across the City for the next five years. We are looking for nominations for tree planting locations from the community to help develop this program.

If you know of a location that you would like to be considered for tree planting, whether it be out the front of your house, in a local street or in a park, then we want to hear from you.

The City invites you to put in a request for tree planting in the following ways:


Please note: successfully planting trees in the urban environment is dependent on a range of factors. For more information please read our FAQs and the tree planting criteria.

Nominations will close 31 March 2019.


  • Tree Planting Criteria: Constraints and Opportunities

    5 months ago
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    It is not always possible to plant a tree where we would like to. Pedestrian access requirements, underground and above ground services, as well as road width and bicycle lane requirements mean tree planting may be impossible or cost prohibitive.

    In some circumstances the only way to provide trees would require significant redesign of a public space. For example, increasing the footpath width, creating kerb outstands next to parking bays or planting centrally within the road. This level of infrastructure change generally needs to be done as part of a road reconstruction projects or precinct upgrades and is outside of...

    It is not always possible to plant a tree where we would like to. Pedestrian access requirements, underground and above ground services, as well as road width and bicycle lane requirements mean tree planting may be impossible or cost prohibitive.

    In some circumstances the only way to provide trees would require significant redesign of a public space. For example, increasing the footpath width, creating kerb outstands next to parking bays or planting centrally within the road. This level of infrastructure change generally needs to be done as part of a road reconstruction projects or precinct upgrades and is outside of the scope of the planting program.

    The City of Hobart takes a ‘right tree, right place’ approach that considers and responds to the constraints and opportunities of each site when selecting species and planting location.

    Site Opportunities

    - Enhancing neighbourhood character
    - Summer shading and cooling
    - Providing greater biodiversity
    - Improving mental health and weelbeing
    - Encouraging walking and cycling
    - Seasonal display
    - Year-round greening
    - Natural screening
    - Reducing air pollution
    - Feature planting.

    Site Constraints

    - Above ground infrastructure (powerlines and awnings)
    - Below ground infrastructure (water, gas and electrical services)
    - Set-back and line-of-sight requirements from crossovers and streets intersections
    - Footpath width to maintain accessibility
    - Clearway times and on-street parking requirements (prevents/limits planting in the road)
    - Environmental factors- water availability, soil characteristics, wind and shading from adjacent buildings.