School of Health and Life Sciences

Trees

Mature trees give wonderful structure to a garden and help soften the look of your home and the streetscape. They provide shelter, nesting sites and food for native birds, shade for a patch of your garden, a mild microclimate for shade-loving shrubs and ground covers, and are remarkably efficient at cooling the air around your home during hot summer days and nights.

It can be very expensive to prune or remove trees that are too large for their space, so choose one of these smaller indigenous trees instead.

Image Common NameGenusSpeciesFeatures
 

Silver Wattle

Acacia

dealbata

 

Black She-oak

Allocasuarina

littoralis

 

Drooping She-oak

Allocasuarina

verticillata

 

Silver Banksia

Banksia

marginata

 

Golden Spray

Viminaria

juncea

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