Trees & plants

We are proud of our tree lined streets and picturesque yards and have created a Street Tree Masterplan to reflect the importance of protecting our iconic streetscape. Learn more about looking after our streetscape and how to choose an appropriate tree or plant for your area.

Seat under bottle tree
Toowoomba is a city of trees. The city boasts the most varied tree population in Queensland and perhaps Australia. Our climate and soil favour the growth of trees and our long horticultural tradition has given us more than 270 species of trees that are growing in Toowoomba today. These include trees from every continent and almost every country of the world, trees from other parts of Australia and local native ...
Man holding tree branch in garden
Following is a list of plants of various heights that are suitable for planting in your garden, which may be under and/or near powerlines. Your local nursery should be able to assist in identifying the right plant for you.  If you would like a footpath tree please contact us.  Council is responsible for the planting and maintenance of all footpath trees. We are participating in the Plant Smart program to help you ...
Toowoomba's Street Tree Masterplan has received industry accolades for its vision to protect and enhance the diverse streetscape character of the region. Named joint winner of the 2012 Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards in the Sustainable Initiatives category, the Street Tree Masterplan's key objectives are: to provide a consistent and living Street Tree Masterplan that reinforces and enhances the landscape character of our towns to provide increased shade and improved aesthetic ...
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