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 ...
We offer two free plants per year to every residential/rural property. The plant voucher is delivered in with the Council rates notice. Due to the number of properties, council organises the distribution of plant vouchers in two rounds throughout the region. Your property will be included in one of these rounds, therefore receiving one voucher per year. Vouchers can be presented at your local collection point.  Council’s collection points and their ...
To reflect the importance of street trees, we have developed a Street Tree Masterplan which looks to build upon the regionals iconic tree avenues.The key objectives of the Street Tree Masterplan are to: Provide a consistent and living Street Tree Masterplan that is easily accessed and understood by a range of users with a planning horizon of 40-50 years (to approximately 2060) that reinforces and enhances the landscape character of our ...
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