Street Tree Planting Program - Riddells Creek

  • Completion Date30 September 2022

From July to September, approximately 400 trees are due to be planted in the streets of Riddells Creek.

Every year, Council undertakes street tree planting to improve the natural environment of the Macedon Ranges. This ensures that our community receives the benefits offered by trees such as shade, increased property values, improved noise and pollution absorption, improved mental health, and reduced rainfall runoff.

This year an audit has identified suitable locations within the township of Riddells Creek to plant trees. As part of this process, 400 vacant sites are now ready to be planted. Suitable street trees are selected from Council’s preferred tree species list.

Trees are purchased from local nurseries and Council staff ensure the new plantings are well looked after, watered regularly during the warmer months for the first two years to ensure they mature into healthy and structurally sound trees. Most trees are then self-sufficient after two years. The stakes used in the planting program were up-cycled from trees felled by the June 2021 storm.