The Strathfield Council street tree program commenced in the 1880s and is responsible for the distinctive streetscape appearance, which characterises the Strathfield Municipality.
Street trees beautify the landscape, enhance property values and contribute to a range of other environmental benefits for the community such as:
- Reduction of air and storm water pollutants
- Reduction and storage of carbon from the atmosphere
- Reduction of stormwater water run off volumes
- Reduction of temperature and associated cooling/heating costs for housing
- Atmospheric cooling
- Production of oxygen for atmosphere
These environmental benefits also provide cost savings for the community
About 50% of the total 12,000 street trees in Strathfield Municipality are brush box plantings. Other major street trees species include water gums (12%) paper bark (4%), Chinese tallow (4%), Eucalyptus (4%) etc. 90% of street trees are Australian native species.
Strathfield Council's street tree program supports maintenance, protection and replacement of diseased or dying street trees.
Who looks after street trees?
Strathfield Council regularly checks and carries out any necessary pruning, removal and replacement of street trees planted on your nature strip. If you require assistance in managing the street tree eg requires pruning, broken limbs, tree roots, pruning, removal, dead or diseased trees etc in front of your property, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999.
Do not under any circumstances, cut or damage Council's street trees as this may be subject to legal action.
Who looks after trees in parks and reserves?
Strathfield Council manages trees in public parks and reserves. Trees are regularly checked and Council carries out any necessary pruning, removal and replacement of trees in parks and reserves. If you require assistance or want to report damage or problems, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999. Do not under any circumstances, cut or damage Council's trees as this may be subject to legal action.