April 11, 2017:  City of Perth Urban Forest Plan Addendum 2017

The City has completed research on the nature and condition of the population of street and parkland trees in the Crawley/Nedlands area and Elizabeth Quay.  This additional research was necessary as both areas have only recently been acquired by the City.  These trees were not covered under the current City of Perth Urban Forest Plan.  

The new research included a comprehensive field audit of each tree, and the collection of satellite images to identify temperature ‘hot-spots’ located within the new areas.  A summary of the findings is shown below:

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More details on the research findings, and their impact on the City’s goals and objectives for the planning, management and expansion of the urban forest, are set out in the Addendum Report.  A copy of the report can be found by clicking here

September 22, 2016: 9 Yarn Bombed Trees - Forrest Place

Yarn-bombing Urban Forest
To mark the City of Perth’s adoption of the Urban Forest Plan, nine trees have been yarn-bombed in the colours of the seasons, a result of hours of knitting and crocheting by many hands in the community. The installation will remain in place until 21 October 2016.
 

July 7, 2016: Chat to the City about the Draft Urban Forest Plan

Next week, Barbara Meldrum, Strategic Project Officer for the City of Perth will be available in the Ground Floor of the City of Perth Library from 10am - noon, Tuesday 12 July to Friday 15 July, to field any questions or comments you may have about the Draft Urban Forest Plan. Copies of the Plan, plus postcards and seeded sticks that contain seeds for the Swan River Daisy will also be available. 

The Draft City of Perth Urban Forest Plan is open for public consultation until Friday 15 July 2016.

To join in the conversation, go to: http://engage.perth.wa.gov.au/
 

July 1, 2016: Have you come across the Urban Forest seeded postcards and seed sticks in cafes in the CBD?

Urban Forest - seeded postcards
The postcard and seed sticks each contain seeds for the Swan River Daisy. This compact, hardy annual is from the Asteraceae family, native to Western Australia.
 
The plants grow between 15-45cm in height, with small and narrow grey green leaves. They can be planted in sandy, loamy well drained soils in either full sun or light shade.  

The Swan River Daisy normally flowers between summer and autumn, providing a colourful display of small fragrant purple, blue and white flowers which help attract birds and bees. It is ideal for planting in containers, hanging baskets and as a ground cover.

The seeds can be planted now and planting instructions are provided on the back of each postcard and the inside cover of each seed stick pack.

 

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