Healthy trees offer amazing environmental benefits while bringing beauty and nature into our communities.

Approximately 800 trees were planted in 2023, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is calling on residents, businesses and community groups to work in partnership to assist in the establishment of newly planted trees and to care for existing trees within our streetscapes with the Adopt A Tree Program.

Tree planting takes place between March and September when the weather isn't too hot for newly planted trees to thrive.

Caring for your new tree:

  • Care instructions for your adopted tree(s) will be placed in your letterbox
  • The City will provide ongoing support in caring for your tree, such as pruning and fertilising to give your tree(s) the best chance of survival
  • Remove weeds and litter from the base of your tree(s)
  • Observe and report any issues to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The City can support adopters by providing advice, resources and physical assistance when needed.

If you would like to participate in the program, please complete the below Adoption Form.

Expressions of Interest Form:

Adopt a Tree - Application Form

Complete the below webform if you would like to participate in our Adopt a Tree Program:

Property Details:
Do you currently have a tree on your verge?*
I consent to be contacted by the City to discuss my Expression of Interest form*
I consent to a tree being planted on my verge*





How can I adopt a tree?

Anyone in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community can adopt a tree!

If you would like to take part in this exciting community initiative, simply complete the Adopt a Tree Application webform below, fill out the required fields and submit the application online.

You can also download the application form or collect one from our City Administration Building.

Return the completed form to us:

Email: at

Post: The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, PO Box 2042, Boulder 6432

In Person: Drop into the Administration Building at 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie.

For any further queries please contact the City by email at or by phone on 9021 9600.

Am I able to be part of the Adopt a Tree program if I am not the property owner?

Yes, you can still be part of the program. You do not need to own the property to arrange for a tree to be planted on City owned verges.

We encourage businesses and community groups to also apply if they have trees on their verge or wish for trees to be planted.

We also encourage you to adopt newly planted trees in your area. This can be through removing rubbish, watering and reporting vandalism.

Can I choose the species of tree?

No. There are many factors that must be considered when choosing the species of a street tree, such as overhead power lines, underground infrastructure, size of the nature strip, proximity to poles and driveways etc.

Our Horticultural and Irrigation Supervisor will match the right tree to the right location to allow the tree to thrive.

Will I need to be home when the tree is planted?

No, the tree will be planted on the verge so there's no need for anyone to be home.

Please note, the City will not be able to provide a specific date and time that our team will be on site. Once your tree has been planted, we will leave some care instructions in your mailbox. 

When will my tree be planted?

You may submit your Adoption Form at any point in the year, however to allow your tree the best chance of survival, trees will be planted from March to September.  

Will I need to prune my adopted tree?

Thank you for offering, but the City’s Horticultural team will organise the pruning of your new tree as part of a planned maintenance schedule. However, if you believe your City tree (on the verge) needs pruning, you can contact the City via email at 

Can I adopt more than one tree?

Yes, if your verge is deemed appropriate by the City’s Horticultural and Irrigation Supervisor.

What is the best way to water my newly adopted tree?

Newly planted or juvenile trees should be watered weekly during the dry months. Two or more buckets of water should be applied to the base of your tree, within the tree well. For large established trees the best place to water is on the drip line which is the area at the base of the tree in line with the edge of the canopy.
More detailed advice on how best to water your particular tree will be provided once your tree has been planted.

Who do I call if I notice changes in my tree?

If you have any concerns or queries relating to your adopted tree please contact our Horticultural team at or phone 9021 9600.

Need more information?

If you have any concerns or queries relating to your adopted tree please contact our Horticultural team at or phone 9021 9600.