Germination: Community Tree Planting and Street Party in Highgate Hill


On Saturday, 24 March, residents are invited to join us for a community tree planting and street party in Highgate Hill. We’ll be meeting at Morris St near Gladstone Rd, before dispersing in small groups to plant trees along surrounding streets.

BCC will provide the trees and pre-dig the holes. We’re organising a shuttlebus service to make it easier for residents with impaired mobility to get involved in the planting. We will provide gardening utensils and gloves.

We have about 180 trees to plant, so if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you arrive at 9am sharp and please register via the RSVP form below.

Whether or not you actually get involved in the tree planting, you’re welcome to come along to hang out on Morris St for a BBQ and community street party. We’ll be closing off Morris St from Gladstone Rd to Julia St, creating a large public space which we can use for a range of activities. There’ll be a stage for live music, workshops and forums, bike and scooter races along the road and maybe a game of street soccer or street cricket if it’s not too hot.

We’re taking a very decentralised approach to organising and curating the street party, so if you have an idea for something you’d like to make happen, or you’re a local musician who’d like to perform, send us an email at

At this stage we plan to run the event from 9am to 3pm, but if you have the time and energy to organise more activities in the afternoon, I’m happy to organise extending the time of the road closure.

Local residents please note: while there will be no vehicle access for through-traffic during the event, we can arrange to let Morris St residents’ vehicles in and out as necessary, however there will be no street parking available.


March 24, 2018 at 9am - 3pm

Will you come?