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City on track to green goal with 1000th tree

Posted on September 15, 2017
The City has planted its 1000th street tree following a bumper winter planting season.

The street tree, which has been planted on a verge in Morley is a WA Peppermint tree, native to the state.

The planting of the tree signifies the end of the City's winter street verge planting program for 2017.

Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna said greening 'The Garden City' was an ongoing commitment.

"The City has recently adopted its Urban Forest Strategy which aims to increase its tree canopy cover," Mayor McKenna said.

"Trees enhance the look and character of our leafy streets and suburbs, making the City a wonderful place to work and live in.

"The decline in tree canopy is a concern for all local governments and an issue that we must work together to rectify."

The City has also this week started work on an instructional 'How to Plant a Tree' video which will be available on Facebook and YouTube - it aims to show residents how to get the best out of the trees they plant themselves.

"We want to make greening the City as easy as possible for our residents," Mayor McKenna added.

"So with that in mind our resident Arborist Mark Short has put together some handy tips and tricks in the video to show residents how to plant trees effectively so they have the best chance of survival."

The video will be available to view on the City's Facebook page and website by the end of the September.

For more information about the City's trees, visit the dedicated tree page on the City of Bayswater's website: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/trees

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