What you need to know

Tree planting blitz begins

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More than 2000 will be planted in Moonee Valley over the cooler months to help keep our city green, healthy and beautiful.

East Keilor and Avondale Heights will be the big winners this year, with around 1000 trees being planted in those two suburbs alone.

On some of the nature strips in the area, we’re planting Australian natives that will not only create a leafy shady canopy, they may even add value to your property.

The trees going in are around 1.5 – 2 metres tall and by planting now they’ll have the chance to thrive in cool, wet soil before the weather heats up again.

Here are some of the trees coming to a neighbourhood near you.

Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea macrocarpa – commonly known as the ‘pink flowered yellow gum’ these evergreen trees can grow to around 10 metres tall and will be planted on nature strips to create a broader canopy with plenty of shade.

Angophora costata – also known as the ‘smooth-barked apple’ (even though they don’t produce apples!) these trees will be planted on bigger nature strips and in other open areas.

Eucalyptus leucoxylon euky dwarf – these dwarf trees are perfect for planting under high voltage power lines as they only grow to 5 or 6 metres in height. You may recognise this popular backyard eucalyptus for its pink and red flowers.

These latest trees to call Moonee Valley home will help us towards our goal to increase the tree canopy to 30 per cent in the next 20 years.

Want to learn more about the trees going in around your local area? Have a chat to our Parks and Gardens team on 9243 8888.