The Recycling & Waste Centre will close at 1.30pm on Friday 16 December 2022. The Monash Civic Centre and the Oakleigh Service Centre will close at 2pm.
Council's approach to street tree planting is proactive and reactive. Council's 30-year Street Tree Strategy identifies about 15 streets a year to assess and start the renewal of the streetscape. Council also has a Street Tree Replacement Program that focuses on vacant sites suitable for planting, and locations where trees have been removed after being assessed as having less than 5 years useful life left.
The street tree planting program runs from around June to September and includes site preparation, planting, mulching and watering to establish the tree. Once planted, each tree is added to our establishment program which typically runs for two years or until the tree has established enough to thrive.
The species of street tree planted in local streets is chosen to match the scale of the street and to deliver a consistent streetscape character.
When planting a new street tree in a street that already has street trees, Council will usually plant the same species of tree as the most predominant species in the street. For more information, see Street Tree Selection and the Monash Urban Landscape and Canopy Vegetation Strategy.
Newly planted trees are monitored by Council’s Arboriculture team and contractors to ensure they get enough maintenance to aid in their establishment during the first two years or as required. This may include watering, mulching, weeding, formative pruning and staking. If you see an issue with a new tree, please contact Council on 9518 3555 or firstname.lastname@example.org to report for our team to follow up.
The following information outlines ways residents can help Council to manage the health of street trees: