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 community tree captain.

Events take place on Saturdays between late May and August 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. Volunteers work closely with our tree officers and will lead a small team of community tree planters in planting trees at planting events.

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


Become a volunteer tree planter

Community tree planters are a part of our special army of residents who are called upon during the winter planting season to help plant 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.



Community tree planting program - FAQ's

Where do the community street tree planting events take place?

The community street tree planting events take place 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 street tree planting event?

We encourage families with young children to adopt their street tree and include them 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.

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

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

Residents who help plant and adopt a street tree on the verge in front of their home will receive a Certificate of Appreciation. They will also be invited to enjoy a free sausage sizzle and drink at the end of the planting event. Volunteer street tree captains and community street tree planters will be invited to attend a celebratory event at the end of the planting season. Volunteer street 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.