Tree Giveaways

Introducing One, Two, Tree! It only takes one person to plant a tree in their garden. We need more trees to be planted on private land to increase our tree population. Together, we can increase canopy cover in Hobsons Bay and create cooler, greener suburbs, with cleaner air and healthier communities. 

Watch our series of short videos to learn more about:

Please note: the creation of the One, Two, Tree campaign has been led by Mooney Valley Council and is being jointly promoted by multiple councils in the west of Melbourne. A couple of the videos include information specifically about the Mooney Valley Shire trees, however, it is equally relevant to Hobsons Bay's trees.  

  1. Introducing One Two Tree
  2. How trees keep us healthy
  3. How trees reduce electricity bills
  4. Every tree makes a difference
  5. Trees that bring birds to your yard
  6. Solar panels and trees
  7. Street trees
  8. Top trees to plant in big yards
  9. Top trees to plant in small yards
  10. How to plant a tree



Top 10 trees to plant in the west

Here is a list of top 10 trees for small, medium and large yards. With a range of suggestions including natives and ornamentals, there's sure to be something that will suit your garden and taste.

Top 10 tree species to plant in small, medium and large size gardens in the west(PDF, 7MB)

Start with our suggestions but do your own research and speak with your local nursery.

Tree Giveaways

Tree giveaways are a fantastic way for the community and Council to work together to help grow our urban forest. An increased canopy is effective in reducing urban heat and mitigating the urban heat island effect. A generous urban tree canopy that cools the city is crucial to improving community health and wellbeing. 

We giveaway tree seedlings regularly at council and community events. We provide a variety of backyard friendly trees and shrubs in small to medium sizes. Or you can sign up to receive a slightly more advanced tree to plant in your garden this winter. 


Upcoming tree giveaways:

World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday 11 May 2024, 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Truganina Explosives Reserve, 274 Queen St, Altona

Event information


Williamstown Farmers Market

Sunday 12 May 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Robertson Reserve, Williamstown


World Environment Day

Wednesday 5 June 2024 (event time to be confirmed)
Altona Library

Event information


Willy Literary Festival

14-16 June 2024
Williamstown Town Hall

Event information

Claim a free tree 

We have filled allocations for the first round of free trees. Fill in the form below to express your interest in future rounds.  

How to claim a free tree

  1. Fill out the below form. The sign-up form includes options of what type of tree you would prefer, and we will do our best to find a species that matches your preferences.
  2. Trees will be ordered in early 2024
  3. You will receive an email with details about when and how you can collect your tree, which will likely occur in early winter 2024.

Please note:

  • Trees are intended for Hobsons Bay residents to plant within our municipality.
  • There will be a limited supply of trees for 2024. You will be notified if you will be included in the first round of tree giveaway collections or placed on a waiting list for potential future rounds.