CITY of Bayswater is set to get a bit greener this year when 6000 discounted shrubs and trees are planted across the suburbs.
The City has purchased plants from ground cover to trees, grown by Men of the Trees and distributed by not-for-profit Environment House from its King William Street base.
People who live in the City are eligible to receive up to 10 native plants per household.
Co-ordinator Rachael Roberts said the first batch of 1000 plants was available and included kangaroo paws, grevillea, eucalyptus and one-sided bottlebrush.
“There has been a general ground swell for greener spaces and more trees by council and residents,” she said.
“Native plants provide valuable habitat for birds and other wildlife, including beneficial insects and pollinators, essential for keeping our local environment healthy and productive.”
Mayor Barry McKenna said the concept had been well received, as shown when the City gave away free native plants as part of the Autumn River Festival.
Plants cost $2 for every five or $4 for ten and can be collected from the Environment House, Bayswater, Monday to Thursday 9am-1pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.
ID is needed to prove City of Bayswater residence.
For more information, call 9271 4488 or click here.