Tree Planting and Replacement Program

  • Project scheduleOn Schedule
  • Completion Date31 August 2022
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About this project

Indigo Shire is known for its beautiful natural environment, in particular its wonderful array of trees, a number of which have heritage significance.

So far this year, we've planted almost 100 trees across the Shire, with over 150 more to still be planted before the end of the season. If time permits, we'll aim to plant a number more, mostly around our parks and gardens.

Why is this project being undertaken?

To ensure our beautiful natural landscapes continue to provide health and ecological benefits for generations to come, Council undertakes an annual tree planting and replacement program with the works being carried out in the winter months to ensure the new trees get their best start to life as possible once planted.

As well as enhancing air quality, trees improve the soil, water and the ecological condition of an area. The establishment of plant species improves ecosystems and creates habitats for birds, insects and animals.

What is happening and when?

The tree planting and replacement program is well advanced with works expected to be completed around mid to late August.

Trees planted to date    
Species Quantity  Location
Populus nigra (Lombardy Poplar) 10 Railway Avenue, Beechworth 
Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious' (Kannoka/Water Gum) 6 Alliance Street, Chiltern
Sequoia sempervirens (Coast Redwood)  8 Southern Cross Park, Chiltern
Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious' (Kannoka/Water Gum) 23 Between 10A and 28 Diffey Road, Beechworth
Quercus acutissima (Sawtooth Oak)  6 Frederick Street, Beechworth
Callistemon citrinus ‘Kings Park Special’ (Kings Park Callistemon)  10 51 to 53 Barnard Street, Beechworth
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Tuscarora’ (Tuscarora Crepe Myrtle) 1 Zwar Avenue, Beechworth
Angophora costata, (Smooth-barked Apple) 5 Priory Lane, Beechworth
Pinus sabiniana (Foothill Pine) 1 Priory Lane, Beechworth
Pinus roxburghii (Longleaf Indian Pine)  1 Priory Lane, Beechworth
Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine) 1 Priory Lane, Beechworth
Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) 2 Chinese Gardens, Beechworth
Quercus coccinea (Scarlet Oak)  4 Near Beechworth Railway Shed


Trees yet to be planted
Location Quantity
Tangambalanga 64
Rutherglen 64
Chiltern 34
Wahgunyah 7
Barnawartha 5
 Stanley 3


What will be the impact of these works?

There is no major impact to the community.