City of Wanneroo gets 200 new trees along Marmion Avenue

City of Wanneroo gets 200 new trees along Marmion Avenue

MARMION Avenue has about 200 new trees between Tamala Park and Jindalee following landscaping works.

The City of Wanneroo’s parks and conservation team has almost finished works on the median strip between the City’s boundary in Tamala Park and the Hughie Edwards Drive junction.

Work included removing vegetation close to the road edge, pruning existing trees and laying pine back mulch, with $281,400 allocated in the City’s 2016-17 budget for the project.

Assets director Harminder Singh said it followed landscaping works undertaken on Wanneroo Road between Beach Road and Joondalup Drive.

“Approximately 200 trees were planted in the Marmion Avenue median that will add to the 600 trees recently planted on the Wanneroo Road median,” he said.

Further landscape improvement works are planned for other arterial roads across the City to increase landscaping, including sections of Hepburn Avenue, Joondalup Drive and Ocean Reef Road where they intersect with Wanneroo Road.

“This is all supplementary to the rehabilitation events in our natural areas that were carried out throughout the winter months, with more than 9000 endemic species planted to rehabilitate degraded areas in the City’s reserves,” Mr Singh said.

The conservation team worked alongside schools, local environmental groups and motivated residents to improve local biodiversity and increase awareness of natural areas.

Planting sites so far this year:

� Da Vinci Park (1001 plants) – St Stephen’s School

� Rufus Park (683 plants) – community

� Ridgewood Park (500 plants) – Clarkson Community High School

� Leisure Park (400 plants) – community

� Middleton Park (563 plants) – GOLD

� Koondoola Regional Bushland (440 plants) – Mercy College

� Oldham Park (500 plants) – Yanchep District High School

� Butler Sump (500 plants) – Irene McCormack Catholic College

� Ashley Park (800 plants) – community

� Hainsworth Park (100 plants) – Emmanuel Christian Community School

� Shamrock Park (461 plants) – Two Rocks Primary School

� Waldburg Park (960 plants) – Tapping Primary School

� Quinns Beach Bushland (700 plants) – Quinns Rocks Environmental Group/community

� Yanchep foreshore (1400 plants) – community