Identify a tree

Tips for identifying trees

A tree is broadly defined as a woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground.

Use our Tree Identification Manual

In order to assist in the identification and selection of appropriate tree species throughout the Randwick City area, Council has a Street Tree Identification Manual which details all species of trees and shrubs nominated in its Street Tree Masterplan. This manual provides a detailed description of the tree or shrub, its overall dimensions at maturity, whether it is native or exotic, evergreen or deciduous and the topographical precincts throughout the City where it is most suited.

It also provides photographs of the tree, its fruit, flowers, leaves and bark and gives a brief description of all these components.

The manual is also a very practical and useful resource for assisting in the selection of appropriate tree species for planting on private property.

The manual has been divided into six volumes and they can be accessed by clicking on the following links:

Volume 1 Tree Species A-B (pdf 14.16MB)
Volume 2 Tree Species C-D (pdf 14.51MB)
Volume 3 Tree Species E-F (pdf 14.63MB)
Volume 4 Tree Species G-L (pdf 14.91MB)
Volume 5 Tree Species M-R (pdf 12.91MB)
Volume 6 Tree Species S-Z (pdf 9.89MB)

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