The City of Port Phillip in the State of Victoria in Australia currently plants approximately 1,000 – 1,500 tree annually; in order for our contactor to keep up with maintenance and watering demands it is essential that each tree receives an adequate amount of water as efficiently as possible, especially during the summer.

Since the introduction of the ‘Green wells' approximately 4-5 years ago our contractor has reported using 10litres less water per tree per watering event, that's a significant reduction in annual water usage for our municipality and greatly contributes to accomplishing council's water sustainability targets. Newly planted trees are watered 35 times in each of the first 2 years after planting.

Another noticeable benefit we have experienced since switching to Green Wells is a higher first year survival rate amongst new trees.

Green wells have clearly proven to be cost effective and efficient way of ensuring a tree receives the water it deserves.



Oliver Garratt

Tree Management Office, Parks & Open Spaces