Festival puts focus on City's trees
The City of South Perth is well-known for its tree-lined streets and beautiful green spaces, including foreshore and bushland reserves, Perth Zoo and Collier Park Golf Course.
To celebrate all that trees provide us, the City of South Perth will host a series of events and activities as part of the WA Tree Festival, 9 April to 9 May 2022.
Community members can enjoy fun and crafty activities, tours of the City’s plant nursery, a talk by the City’s tree specialist and streetscape supervisor, as well as an opportunity to improve the City’s tree canopy with 500 free native trees for residents.
Mayor Greg Milner said the City of South Perth had worked hard to ensure that the district’s tree canopy cover had remained steady over the past 30 years, notwithstanding significant development of private land during the same period to accommodate a rapidly growing local population.
“When visitors come to the City of South Perth, one of the first things they notice is the beauty of our local environment. A big part of that aesthetic appeal comes from the greenery contributed by our urban forest, made up of trees and shrubs on public and private properties, along our streets and in our public reserves,” he said.
“Our urban forest contributes a lot more than just visual amenity – the City’s trees provide shade, habitat for local fauna, manage stormwater, reduce summer heat and improve property values.”
Mayor Milner said the City also had a dedicated tree planting scheme to ensure that these benefits could continue to be enjoyed by future generations.
The inaugural WA Tree Festival offers a great way to learn more about the benefits that the City’s trees provide, with a month of free events at the Manning and South Perth libraries, John McGrath Hall, The Old Mill and the City’s Operations Centre.
For bookings and details, please visit the WA Tree Festival events page.
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