THE City of Bayswater’s aborist Mark Short says the City’s 1000th street tree represents the growing push for WA native plants from the community.
Mr Short helped to plant a WA peppermint tree in Morley on September 13, which marked the end of the City’s winter street verge planting program.
Mr Short said the tree was a hearty type of tree which established well and did not require much water.
“The call for WA natives has increased because people have become a lot more conscious of water and establishment of trees that require lower maintenance,” he said.
“We do all the pruning and if there was anything wrong with the tree, I will come out and inspect.
“We just ask if they can give it some water and help it through the first couple of summers and that makes a big difference.”
For more information, go to www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/trees.