People near North East Link tunnels construction areas have been able to green their garden by planting up to 2 free trees – as part of our Greener North East program.

The Backyard tree planting program has been launched to support residents through major construction of the North East Link tunnels in Watsonia, Macleod, Yallambie, Rosanna, Viewbank and Bulleen.

Residents could choose from a range of native trees that are ideal for planting and growing in gardens including wattles, bottlebrushes and gum trees. Up to 2 free trees were available per household.

The Backyard tree planting program is on top of work already underway to plant at least 2 trees for every 1 removed for construction. Find out more about the greener north east tree planting program.

Thank you to everyone who has registered for our Backyard tree planting program.

The program has now closed for this year. If you have registered for trees, we’ll be in contact with a pick-up location soon.