Tree Planting

Tree planting makes a big contribution to sustaining and expanding Newcastle's urban forest. Trees help keep our city cool, absorb and store carbon, provide food and shelter for wildlife, and keep our air and water clean. Trees also make us feel great when we're walking past them and make our city look beautiful.

Around 30,000 street trees will be planted across Newcastle over the next 20 years through our Living Streets program. The Street Tree Selection Manual (PDF), adopted by Council in 2012, outlines the rationale and methodology behind street tree planting in Newcastle. The manual supports decisions about which trees are planted where, to improve the overall health of street trees in Newcastle.

Newcastle Tree Map

The map below shows all of City of Newcastle's street and park trees. Green dots indicate established trees that are older than 6 years, yellow dots are new street trees up to 6 years old, and blue dots are vacancies where new street trees could be planted.

To show the legend, click on the first icon under the City of Newcastle logo in the top left corner of the map. Change the map type by clicking on the basemap gallery icon on the toolbar.

You can search the map by entering a suburb, street address, park name, or tree asset ID. Click on the coloured dots to learn the species, age and asset ID of each tree.

The information shown in the map is drawn from our Tree Asset Management System database. We do our best to ensure this information is accurate but there may be occasional errors. If you spot anything that doesn't seem quite right, or you have a question about any of the content, please email us at

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Council removed a street tree from in front of my house, will a replacement be planted?
Do residents pay for tree planting in their streets?
How will the ‘right’ tree species be selected for my street?
What is the planting process?
Who will maintain the new trees planted in my street?
May I prune the new street tree in front of my house?
Should I top-up the mulch at the base of the street tree?
Can I plant a tree of my choice?
What if people plant trees on public land without Council approval?
How can I get a new tree planted or be involved in tree planting in my street?
Can I plant flowers, veges or other plants at the base of the street tree or in the nature strip in general?
Planting large trees for the future
Streets to be planted in 2020

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