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Trees cool and shade our homes and buildings reducing electricity bills, increasing property value, provide habitat for wildlife, and are our best way of adapting to the impacts of climate change. Our urban areas are becoming hotter and drier due to a changing climate and higher density development. More trees are being removed from private land than public. This leaves many streets and suburbs vulnerable to impacts from increased heat during summer months.

In light of this, Council set an ambitious tree canopy target of an increase of 35% by 2050. To achieve this target Council is committed to planting 3000+ new trees in our streets and reserves per year and encouraging private land owners to plant 500 new trees on private land per year.

The ‘Get Shady’ Project was established as an incentive program to increase tree planting on private land. In 2022 we provided 150 property owners in our hottest suburbs with a free advanced (1m high) tree to plant on their land.

In 2023 we doubled the number of trees available providing 300 property owners across our City with a free advanced mature tree (nursery value $60-$80) to plant on their land.

Now, in its third year, the project will provide another 300 advanced trees to residents.

Registrations for our 2024 Get Shady Tree Giveaway program are now closed as all trees have been allocated.

Tree Map

Where are Get Shady trees located?

Below is a map of what suburbs Get Shady trees were allocated in 2022 and 2023, as well as locations of tree registrations for 2024.


Tree planting tutorial

We have made this tree planting information sheet and tree planting tutorial video to demonstrate how to plant your new tree to give it the best chance to flourish in your yard for years to come. The best time for planting in Adelaide is during our cooler autumn and winter months, and after our first rains, usually May through to August. This will allow your tree to establish with the help of natural winter rain. Happy planting!

Tree Species

Tree species that are available in 2024

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Phone - 08 8405 6600

Email -

Website -

Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement Policy

Note name and address are required to comply with Council’s Public Consultation Policy. All submissions will be treated as public documents upon receipt.

Closing the loop, we will make efforts to 'close-the-loop' with project contributors and followers. We may occasionally send information to acknowledge a contribution, provide key updates on engagement and project processes and outcomes.

Acknowledgement of Country

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield would like to acknowledge that these projects and engagements are taking place on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the continued relationship that Aboriginal people have with Country, culture and beliefs. We further acknowledge the important contributions that Aboriginal people continue to play within our shared community.