Community tree planting program

The community tree planting program aims to encourage the participation of residents, families, community groups, schools and businesses in community tree planting events across the City. The program also helps foster a sense of community pride and ownership of streetscapes, while spreading the word about the importance of street trees.

These events rely heavily on the support of local residents and volunteers - so we invite you, your friends and family to attend your local event or join the program by becoming a volunteer tree planter or volunteer tree captain.

Events take place on Saturdays between May and September from 9.00am - 11:30am and are followed by a sausage sizzle for participants.

Community tree planting volunteers

Become a volunteer tree captain

Volunteers tree captains play a vital role in ensuring the success of our community tree planting program. Tree captains work closely with our tree officers and will lead a small team of volunteer tree planters at planting events.

For more information on the role, read the Volunteer Tree Captain Position Description.

If you would like to join the team of volunteer tree captains, please contact the Community Tree Officer.

Become a volunteer tree planter

Volunteer tree planters are a part of our special army of residents who are called upon during the winter planting season to help plant street trees at our community tree planting events across the City.

You'll meet a variety of new people who like you, want to make a positive contribution to their community.

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Community tree planting program - FAQs

Where do the community tree planting events take place?

The community tree planting events take place on Saturday mornings during the winter months in residential areas across the City of Stirling. Each year, one or more events will be held in each of the City's wards.

Why should I get involved?

Being involved helps to revitalise and improve the appearance of streetscapes across the City of Stirling. It’s also a great way for you and your family to meet your neighbours and other like-minded people.

You will also be helping to build a sense of community while working together on an important project. Help make your community a healthier place for you and your family to live, now and into the future.

Can my children participate in the community tree planting event?

We encourage families with young children to participate in planting trees along their street. This is a positive experience and educates them about the importance of street trees to our health, wellbeing and community. There is no minimum age to get started.

Please note, children must be supervised by a parent and/or guardian at all times to ensure their safety at a community tree planting event.

How will volunteers and participants be acknowledged for their work in the tree planting program?

Volunteers and participants will receive a Certificate of Appreciation at the end of each community tree planting event. They will also be invited to enjoy a free sausage sizzle and drink at the end of the planting event. Volunteer tree captains and volunteer tree planters will be invited to attend a celebratory event at the end of the planting season. Volunteer tree captains are centrally registered with the City of Stirling. They will automatically receive invitations to attend City volunteer events throughout the year which recognise their valuable contribution.

What do I need to bring to an event?

The City will supply all the necessary tools and equipment for the event.

You just need to come dressed in your gardening clothes and wear closed shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a hat.

Do I need to register online to attend a community tree planting event?

No. It is ok to simply show up at the event.

However, registering will ensure you get periodic eNewsletters keeping you in the loop of upcoming events and last minute changes. Also, by registering and attending at least one event, you will get invited to an End of Season volunteer recognition event.