Million Trees

In early 2010 the City held a series of World Cafés and asked the community what they like about the place they call home, what they didn't want to lose as the City grows and what would make it an even better place to live by 2029 and Beyond.  The number one answer was to green the City region and plant more trees. The 'Million Trees' project is what became of this wish.

More on the project here

Project guidelines here

Why plant trees?

Planting a tree is a simple way to improve how our yard looks, create shade and even grow food.  However, planting a 'Million Trees' will result in significant environmental change that will benefit the entire community both now and in the future.  

What types of plantings can be included?

The goal of the project is to green the district all native and non-native perennial plants (plants that live more than two years) can be registered with the project.

Some examples include:

  • Fruit or nut trees or any other tree that produces food
  • Decorative plants and trees
  • Decorative grasses and ground cover plants

*Plants such as garden vegetables or annual flowers and plants are not eligible.

What are the project boundaries?

Trees and shrubs planted within the City and the region, which includes the Moresby Range and White Peak, can be registered with the project. Even though these two areas don't physically lie within to the City, the spirit of the project is about greening the region and these two areas are part of the regional landscape the community referred to during the 2010 consultation. 

Make your tree count

"Planting a Million Trees is in the community's hands..."

Currently, individual residents, community groups and businesses have planted more than 495,000 trees and shrubs and counted them towards the project. You can make trees and shrubs you've planted count by registering them using the make your tree count online form. Then all you need to do is water your trees and watch the tree count rise! 

Getting Involved

Every year the City organises a number of community and corporate tree planting days in June.  Anyone can participate. Watch the  City Events Calendar for these important dates.

Maitland Park Community Planting video

Chapman River Inclusive Tree Planting video

Documents and Information

Soil Map Brochure - What is your soil type?

This map, used in combination with a simple soil test, can help residents determine what their soil type is.

View the Million Trees Soil Map booklet.

Top Ten Trees

The City of Greater Geraldton asked Million Trees ‘challenge leaders’ and others knowledgeable in the field of trees, for their Top Ten Trees and Top Tree Tips.

View the Top Ten Trees booklet.

For more information and enquiries, please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or via email the City.