In celebration of National Tree Day

News Update 26 July 2019

On Sunday 28 July, the City is hosting a community planting day at Salter Point from 9am. With up to 3,000 plants ready to be planted, this is one of the more significant plantings the City is involved in over the calendar year. It’s not too late to register. 

The Urban Forest Strategy was adopted by Council in July last year and provides a clear direction on urban forest management in both the public and private realms. It identifies opportunities to manage the challenges of urbanisation, development, climate change and population growth. 

The Urban Forest Strategy sets out a number of goals until 2023 and the City is making good progress towards achieving those goals, which include planting 7,500 street trees and 2,500 trees on parks and reserves, increasing species diversity and increasing nursery production by 25 per cent.

Last weekend, Millennium Kids planted 600 native sedges, shrubs and trees at Lake Douglas at the South Perth Foreshore and earlier this month 3,000 seedlings were planted at the Collier Park Golf Course Sanctuary zone with Conservation Volunteers Australia and Chevron.

Home to nearly 400 hectares of urban forest on private and public land, the City’s urban forest is made up of trees and shrubs on public and private properties, along streets and in reserves.

Trees are planted in the City of South Perth from July to September, so over the coming months we’ll be sharing the goals and progress of our Urban Forest Strategy – starting today, in recognition of Schools Tree Day, and National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July. 

Stay tuned to the City’s social channels over the coming months to learn more about initiatives to increase the natural canopy and ensure the City continues to be known for its leafy streetscapes.

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