500 trees planted on Heirisson Island

Volunteers planting trees on Heirisson Island.
Volunteers planting trees on Heirisson Island.

VOLUNTEERS helped plant 500 native plants on Heirisson Island as part of National Tree day on July 29.

City of Perth Chair Commissioner Eric Lumsden said the plants would provide habitats for local wildlife and increase the island’s canopy cover.

“This canopy cover helps cool the city and supports the City’s Urban Forest Plan, which is aiming to create 20 hectares of additional canopy cover by 2056,” he said.

“National Tree Day also fulfils an opportunity to connect with the local community, to do something good for our environment and experience the many benefits that come from spending time in nature.”

Native Swan Coastal Plain plants, including Melaleuca, Banksia and Casuarina species, were planted.