THE Bayswater industrial area will be the centre of the City of Bayswater’s winter planting season this year.
There will be 500 trees planted on verges to provide shade, improve streetscapes and bring more greenery to the area.
About 800 trees and more than 68,000 native shrubs and seedlings will be planted across the City, including in Lightning Park, Baigup Wetlands, Hillcrest Reserve, Bardon Park, Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary and Maylands Lakes.
Community groups will also be taking part in the planting.
The planting season started on June 20 on a verge at Wotton Reserve in Embleton.
Mayor Dan Bull said trees enhanced the character of neighbourhoods, provide shade and habitat for local wildlife.
“As part of our commitment to greening the City, we’re planting even more trees on public land this winter,” he said.
“Local governments across Perth are suffering from a metropolitan wide decline in tree canopy as a result of infill development.
“In addition to planting more trees on public land, we’ve tightened the rules around new developments in the City of Bayswater.
“We now have a policy that requires property owners to plant trees when they develop land.”
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Posted by Eastern Reporter on Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Residents can request a free street tree for their verge, where the City will plant the tree and look after the maintenance over its lifetime.
A tree request form and a list of suitable street tree species is available on the City’s website.