Trees: Growing our canopy

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August 2019

To green up our Town, we’ve been planting more trees on verges. We purchased 260 trees, enough for everyone on our waiting list.
Half are being planted on verges near private property and the other half are destined for our parks and reserves.

How can I order a free street tree for the verge?

In 2020, send an email to mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au and liaise with our Parks team.

Background

We’re looking to expand the tree canopy by planting more trees on verges in Ashfield, Bassendean and Eden Hill, while encouraging the retention of trees on private property and development sites.

Why is this important?

According to CSIRO research commissioned by the WA State Government, Bassendean lost 63 per cent of its tree canopy between 2009 and 2016 due to trees dying or being removed from private property. The decline in tree canopy has negative impacts on the community and surrounding ecosystem. A recent analysis by 202020 Vision found we're among the “most vulnerable” of being at risk from extreme heat.

To address this, the Town aims to provide a resilient, healthy and diverse tree canopy to deliver economic, health and wellbeing benefits to our community.

Note: Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

August 2019

To green up our Town, we’ve been planting more trees on verges. We purchased 260 trees, enough for everyone on our waiting list.
Half are being planted on verges near private property and the other half are destined for our parks and reserves.

How can I order a free street tree for the verge?

In 2020, send an email to mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au and liaise with our Parks team.

Background

We’re looking to expand the tree canopy by planting more trees on verges in Ashfield, Bassendean and Eden Hill, while encouraging the retention of trees on private property and development sites.

Why is this important?

According to CSIRO research commissioned by the WA State Government, Bassendean lost 63 per cent of its tree canopy between 2009 and 2016 due to trees dying or being removed from private property. The decline in tree canopy has negative impacts on the community and surrounding ecosystem. A recent analysis by 202020 Vision found we're among the “most vulnerable” of being at risk from extreme heat.

To address this, the Town aims to provide a resilient, healthy and diverse tree canopy to deliver economic, health and wellbeing benefits to our community.

Note: Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.