More than 50,000 native seedlings and 1,500 trees will be planted across Bayswater this winter as part of the City's biggest planting season yet. The first tree of the winter planting season, a rose gum or 'smooth-barked apple' tree, was planted today on Garratt Road by Mayor Dan Bull and Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the new trees would help to address the decline in tree canopy coverage. "As part of our commitment to greening the City, we're increasing the number of trees planted in Bayswater this winter.
"Trees not only add to the visual appeal of our streets and neighbourhoods, they help reduce pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, lower temperatures, slow traffic, and have even been known to increase the value of houses.
"Leafier streets encourage people to get outdoors more often, creating the kind of neighbourhoods people enjoy spending time in."
Residents who would like a street tree for their own verge are encouraged to submit a request. Requests should be made before 31 December 2018 to allow the City time to order and plant the tree in next year's winter planting season.