Take our tree planting survey and help us grow a greener north and east

Published: 16 November 2020

Hundreds of trees and thousands of native plants have been planted in Melbourne’s north and east, as part of our massive tree planting program.

To help us decide where some of the other 30,000 new trees could be planted next, we want to hear from you.

Well before major construction begins, over 200 trees and 2,000 shrubs and plants have been planted at Belle Vue Primary School in Balwyn North and at Simpson Barracks in Yallambie, in one of the biggest tree planting programs for a major transport project.

Year 5 and 6 Belle Vue Primary School sustainability students cared for some of these young trees while learning remotely at home in Term 3 so they can be planted at the school.

Trees and care kits were delivered to the students by social enterprise, Ecodynamics nursery, and students will watch their trees mature and grow among 200 others already planted at the school.

More than 30,000 trees will be planted along and near the North East Link Project, keeping them as close as possible to where they have been removed. The tree planting program will create more shade across local suburbs, parks, walking and cycling paths, in nature reserves, and at local schools, with at least two trees planted for every one removed to build North East Link.

How to get involved

Complete the online survey on the Engage Victoria website by Thursday 31 December 2020.

  • Tell us how you would like trees to improve where you live.
  • Suggest a particular place, or places, where you think we could plant trees.

Your feedback will help us prioritise where and how trees are planted.

Find out more about the tree planting program.