Published Friday, 16th June 2017
More than 750 trees will be planted to green verges in the City of Wanneroo as part of an initiative to create cooler and more attractive streetscapes.
The pilot street tree program will take place in suburbs across the City; Landsdale Road, Landsdale, Chesterfield Park, Hocking and Coldstream Circuit in Merriwa.
A variety of trees will be planted along verges and added to the City’s maintenance program, which includes establishment watering for two years and pruning for the life of the tree.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said there were many advantages to the environmentally friendly pilot program.
“Not only do they look wonderful, but also street trees benefit the whole community by reducing temperatures, absorbing and reducing noise levels, creating a bird habitat and providing shaded pathways for pedestrians,” Mayor Roberts said.
“This is a fantastic initiative that will beautify our suburbs and show how we can work together to create liveable, healthy and sustainable communities.”
Residents are invited to support the program by assisting with planting of the trees.
Planting days will be held at each of the locations throughout July, from 10am to 12 noon, and morning tea will be available for all participants.
Staff will be in attendance to help with planting, staking and watering, and any remaining trees will be planted by the City.
“Many local residents have been supportive of the City’s planting programs in the past and I hope that continues with this new initiative, helping to foster a sense of community pride and ownership of streetscapes,” Mayor Roberts said.
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