Throwing Shade — Street Tree Partnership Adds Greenery to City

06 April 2022 12:15 PM

The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) and the Water Corporation, has planted and established 253 trees as part of the Street Tree Project, with more trees to be planted as we head into the wetter part of the year.

The City received funding from WALGA and the Water Corporation to establish 363 shade trees at Jacaranda Springs in High Wycombe, Willow Lake Reserve in Wattle Grove, and Edinburgh Road Reserve, Lincoln Reserve, Connaught Road Reserve, and Crumpet Creek in Forrestfield.

WALGA and the Water Corporation funded the purchase of advanced trees and installation infrastructure including specific digging equipment, while the City is funding the planting and ongoing management of the trees.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said the project was fundamental in maintaining amenity for our suburbs.

“We are thrilled about what this partnership has helped us achieve and we sincerely thank WALGA and the Water Corporation for their contribution”, she said.

“To be able to complement our other tree programs with this initiative, increasing urban shade, reducing ambient air temperatures and providing habitat is just wonderful”.

“This program showcases who we are as an organisation and the work we do to increase and protect local biodiversity and conservation.”

In 2021, the City of Kalamunda planted 96 street trees at the request of residents and nearly 80,000 tube stock plants were planted in local natural areas.

Trees to be allocated by the City in 2022 include 13,000 native tube stock for the City’s Plants For Residents initiative, 2,500 native tube stock for the City’s various friends groups, and an additional 40,000 for environmental projects.

For more information contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

© City of Kalamunda 2022