City of Bayswater plants 1000th winter street tree


Mark Short (aborist) planting the 1000th tree which signifies the end of the City’s winter street verge planting program for 2017. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d473884
Mark Short (aborist) planting the 1000th tree which signifies the end of the City’s winter street verge planting program for 2017. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d473884

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.