Brimbank City Council currently manages about 190,000 trees.
The Spotted Gum is the most common species of tree found in Brimbank. More than 40 types of gum tree can be found in Brimbank’s streets and public spaces.
Brimbank will plant 150,000 new trees over the next two years as part of the western region’s One Million Trees project.
A mature tree can absorb 27 kilograms of carbon dioxide from the air.
The leaves of a tree can absorb pollution such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, dust and other particles.
More than a third of a tree is usually hidden beneath the ground.
The Sugar Gum row along Talmage Street, Albion is probably among the last surviving remnants of H.V. McKay’s original tree-planting scheme in 1907. The trees were planted when he first came to live in Sunshine and began developing the Sunshine Estate.
The large Sugar Gums lining the Old Calder Highway in Keilor were planted in the 1850s gold rush as landscape markers to guide travellers to the diggings.
Brimbank City Council aims to plant 10,000 new trees in the City’s parks and open spaces each year as part of the 10,000 Trees Program.