Trees: Growing our canopy

July 2019

Good news! We've started planting trees on verges. Find out more here.

If you want to join the waiting list for trees in the future, please complete the survey below.

Background

At the Town of Bassendean, 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.

Get a free street tree

We have more names than trees at present but are very keen to hear from you for future tree purchases.

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

July 2019

Good news! We've started planting trees on verges. Find out more here.

If you want to join the waiting list for trees in the future, please complete the survey below.

Background

At the Town of Bassendean, 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.

Get a free street tree

We have more names than trees at present but are very keen to hear from you for future tree purchases.

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

Waiting List for Free Verge Trees

If you would like a free verge tree in the future, please lodge your request here.

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Chinese Elm
Flooded Gum
Spotted Gum
Claret Ash
Chinese Pistachio
Royal Poinciana
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