Trees generally have a single trunk, are self supporting and are over 6 metres tall. They have multiple benefits in a garden:

  • Provide the structure for the overall garden
  • Provide habitat for birds, lizards and insects
  • Assist in stabilising soil and reduce water runoff
  • Tie up carbon and consume it when growing
  • Provide shelter, shade, food and timber
  • Provide privacy and a sense of enclosure
  • Have multiple forms and textures, along with colour

The general rule in garden design is ‘if you have an existing tree, try to keep it!’  Click on the pictures below for a detailed profile of each plant. 

Forest of eucalypts, image H Miles
Forest of eucalypts, image H Miles