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
Our Tree Map shows all of the street and park trees that are currently part of Newcastle’s urban forest. Green dots for established trees that are older than 6 years, yellow dots for new street trees up to 6 years old, and blue dots for vacancies where new street trees could be planted.
To see 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. You can even send an email to your favourite 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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