Residents invited to green up streets

Green streets: Community tree officer Elana Walsh-Negus with volunteer street tree captain Barbara Taylor. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d415778
Green streets: Community tree officer Elana Walsh-Negus with volunteer street tree captain Barbara Taylor. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d415778

The Dianella resident said she was passionate about the local council’s endeavours to green the shire and quickly signed up to the latest initiative, encouraging residents to help plant trees in local areas.

‘I believe that there is a holistic benefit in having green trees around us,’ Mrs Taylor said.

‘Not only do they provide us with shade and protection from the weather but they improve our whole wellbeing.’

Mrs Taylor’s own property is an oasis in Dianella, with mango trees providing shade and sweet fruit.

She is hoping the street tree initiative will result in more people seeing the benefit of greenery in the neighbour.

‘I really believe that trees in particularly give people a sense of wellbeing,’ she said.

The City is asking residents to join in community street tree planting events starting in May, and is recruiting 50 people to volunteer as Street Tree Captains to encourage their neighbours to get involved.

Events will be scheduled for Saturday mornings from May to August.

To find out more, go to stirling.wa.gov.au/trees