Join the City of Canning on Wednesday 26 May at Queens Park Reserve from 4pm to 6pm as we welcome 3,000 street trees that are moving into the area over the next eight weeks.
Adults and children alike have the opportunity to come down to the reserve, wander through the pop up Urban Forest and get to know the tree types that will be springing up over the coming months.
To help our new green and leafy friends settle in, City of Canning residents are invited to name a street tree and write them a unique welcome message.
Using mapping software, the City will document the locations of where trees are being planted so that you can go and visit your new friend once they have officially moved in.
The initiative is part of the City of Canning’s Urban Forest Strategy and revitalisation plan for the area, with primary and secondary schools taking the opportunity to help tell the story of their suburbs by choosing names of significance that tie trees to the history of the place or even their own school.
Principal of Gibbs Street Primary, David Batt, just loves the idea: “It is so wonderful to see the City really engaging the next generation in giving them ownership of how our neighbourhoods look whilst also teaching them the importance of urban canopy – which is a growing issue in suburban settings.The kids are so excited to go and find their trees once they’re planted!”
Mayor Hall is pleased to hear how the community is getting involved with street tree planting in a new way,
“Our aim is for a cooler and greener City of Canning, with leafy suburbs that not only combat the ‘urban heat island’ effect, but look more beautiful and bring residents back in touch with nature and it’s wonderful to see our children embracing the future story of their local area,” he said.
Once planting is finalised, a map will be available online for schools and families to go and visit their new 'tree friend' in person, so keep your eyes peeled on our e-news and social media for more information.
To find out more about the Urban Forest Strategy please visit canning.gov.au/urbanforest