Street trees are an invaluable asset to the city. They contribute significantly to the creation of a high quality public realm in terms of aesthetics, shade, and the health of the physical environment. Trees also contribute to the legibility of the city by reinforcing the hierarchy of streets and strengthening the distinct characters of the various precincts.
The City of Perth recognises the value of trees in the urban environment and is committed to ensuring that they are given due consideration in the planning and design of the city’s streetscapes. It is to this end that the Street Tree Framework has been developed.
The specific objectives of the framework are:
- to identify opportunities to increase the number of street trees;
- to ensure that the most suitable species are planted within particular streets of the city, dependent on context and environmental factors;
- to provide a strategy for the replacement of trees when and where necessary.