Trees help makeover Garden St

Newly planted trees lining Garden Street in Southern River.
Newly planted trees lining Garden Street in Southern River.

SOUTHERN River’s Garden Street is living up to its name thanks to a makeover.

Native tree varieties including Angophora, Ghost Gum, Silver Princess and Red-Flowering Gum are now lining the section of road between Forest Lakes Drive and Warton Road.

City of Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst said it was part of their commitment to improving local streetscapes.

“Street trees have many benefits, including improving the health of our communities by producing oxygen, absorbing pollutants and reducing urban heat,” he said.

“Trees also improve the appearance of our streets and suburbs, and provide shade and shelter for people and wildlife.

“If you feel like your verge could do with a street tree, I encourage you to apply for a free tree under the City’s Street Tree Planting Program.”

He said the City has a variety of street trees available to most properties.

Visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for more information.