Street Trees


We are responsible for controlling the development of street verges and the provision and maintenance of street trees.

Street trees are planted to create a balanced avenue effect and to add to the streetscape aesthetics, including providing shade for pedestrians.

Street Tree Selection

Street tree selection is determined by a site's physical constraints, including:

  • Verge width
  • Building set backs
  • Overhead power lines
  • Pedestrian and vehicular movement
  • Underground services
  • Public safety

Request a Street Tree

Each winter we provide and plant street trees on verges in the Shire's urban/ suburban streets. This program does not include rural and special-rural areas, with other environmentally managed programs. 

Tree species are determined by the Shire, with particular species allocated to individual streets. View our Street Tree Species List.

Applications received before 30 April will generally be processed for the upcoming winter, tree supply permitting.
Applications received after 30 April will be processed for planting the following winter (next calendar year).

A few things to note

  • Generally, one tree is planted per verge. However, for large verges, additional trees may be planted. Please indicate under the additional information section of the application if this applies to your request.
  • Due to budget limitations, only a certain number of trees can be planted in any one year. Requests will be processed in order of receipt.
  • Street tree planting will be carried out in winter when there is rain, including planting, staking and fertilising.
  • You are responsible for watering your street tree/s through the summer months.

Apply for your street tree:

Property Details

Is the owner's address the same as above*
Owner address (if different to above)
Is the owner the applicant?*

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Download, print and complete the Street Tree Application form.

Visit our office with your completed form:

Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208  View Map

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30AM-4:30PM
Tuesday 8:30AM-4:30PM
Wedneday 8:30AM-4:30PM
Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM
Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM
Saturday Closed

Download, print and complete the Street Tree Application form.

Post your completed form to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.

Street Tree Removal

Street trees are valuable assets and should only be removed as a last resort.

Street trees will not be removed for any of the following reasons:

  • Leaf, flower, nut, twig and generally naturally occurring litter
  • To establish or enhance views
  • Personal species preferences
  • To enable additional sunlight for solar panels

Requests for street tree removal are forwarded to our Director Infrastructure Services for consideration.

Submit a request

Tree Maintenance, Pruning and Removal

Professional tree pruning and tree maintenance is undertaken by staff/ contractors who have training in arboricultural techniques.

Tree pruning and tree maintenance is scheduled as an ongoing program of works. Where possible, the preference is to maintain trees in their natural form.

Pruning of trees is undertaken:

  • To maintain and improve the condition of trees and to prolong their healthy life span
  • Safety reasons, such as power line management and fire break requirements  
  • For pedestrian or traffic safety - usually by under-pruning of tree for clear zone below canopy

Trees will not be pruned for any of the following reasons:

  • Leaf, flower, nut, twig and generally naturally occurring debris
  • For private amenity, such as to establish or enhance views
  • To enable additional sunlight for solar panels or other reasons

Trees overhanging private property boundary from Shire-managed Reserves

  • Trees within Reserves under Shire management including parks:
  • Residents can review adjacent trees to their property
  • Refer to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau’s fact sheet - Overhanging Branches and Roots
  • Residents can undertake required pruning where they extend over property boundaries, however, works will need to be coordinated through an approved tree pruner to ensure the tree/s will not be adversely impacted
  • A written request to the Shire of Murray is required (via form), and approval granted prior to works.

Do you believe the street tree adjacent to your property requires pruning?

Submit a request