Brisbane's trees

Brisbane’s trees provide benefits that are important to our city’s liveability and our subtropical landscape character. Find information about Brisbane's street trees, how Council is working towards protecting our urban forest, protected vegetation and free plants program.


Street trees

Council plants and cares for street trees. Find out how to request a street tree, how Council selects suitable species and Council's new project to plant 100 water smart street trees before 2018.

Brisbane's urban forest

The urban forest in Brisbane is diverse and valued. Find out what an urban forest is and some of the many benefits it delivers.

Protected vegetation

Council's Natural Assets Local Law 2003 helps to protect our natural assets, including trees in urban areas.

Bushland and waterways

Learn about Brisbane's environment centres, wetlands, bushland and natural areas.

Green events

Find a workshop to learn how to create your best garden for your soil, shade, local wildlife and environment.

Green Living

Council encourages residents and businesses to take sustainable actions at home and in the workplace.

Free plants

Council offers free plants to residents, schools, community service groups, registered charities and groups occupying Council land.

Street tree lights

Council supports the installation of bud lighting (or fairy lights) in street trees in business areas across the city. Find out more.