Celebrating trees in our neighbourhoods

Media Release 15 March 2023

The City of South Perth is delighted to partner with the City of Stirling for the 2023 WA Tree Festival, celebrating trees in our neighbourhoods.

The annual Tree Festival encourages the community to understand the vital role our trees play with workshops, school holiday activities, art installations, trails and wellness experiences.

This year, the City’s Tree Festival program features a range of events for children and adults alike including Time for Stories in the Park, Crochet Under the Trees, Time for Sensory Stories and Reflect - An Arboreal History of South Perth.

And following the success of last year, the City will once again offer 500 trees, free for residents. The first 500 people to register can collect their trees on Sunday 7 May from the City’s nursery in Como. One tree per family will be provided, with proof of residency such as a driver’s licence required.

That same day, community members can take a tour of the City’s nursery to find out how we’re working towards protecting and maintaining our urban forests. The City operates one of the largest local government nurseries in the metropolitan area, growing and supplying plants for the Town of Victoria Park and Cities of Belmont, Canning, Fremantle, Perth and Subiaco.

“The WA Tree Festival is an annual celebration of trees in our neighbourhoods and the important role they play in our lives,” City of South Perth Mayor, Greg Milner said.

“The City of South Perth is known for its magnificent tree-lined streets and beautiful green spaces, with 100 hectares of natural areas and significant tree cover throughout the City. “

“Our urban forest provides several important functions including an aesthetically beautiful environment, reduced urban heat, improved public amenity and reduced energy costs.”

 The WA Tree Festival runs Saturday 10 April - Monday 10 May.

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