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Green Streets

Through the Green Streets program, the City of Canning is enhancing the urban landscape and increasing tree canopy across our neighbourhoods. 

The City’s Urban Forest team works year-round to identify opportunities for tree planting projects to be carried out in the cooler months from May to September and invites surrounding residents to be involved in shading their streets.

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Project locations can come about as a result of a bigger city project such as a new footpath or road, or from analysing data about heat and tree numbers in areas and of course from requests from the community.

If you would like to request for tree planting project in your area please complete a Tree Planting Project enquiry form.

For each project, a range of trees suitable to the area is identified, we call this a ‘Species Palette’. The goal of creating a species palette is to establish a diverse, resilient, and visually appealing urban forest.

A great species palette features collaboration between urban forestry professionals, landscape architects, and community members. This leads to a selection process that ensures a well-balanced and sustainable species palette.

Species palettes takes into consideration:

  • Adaptability to Urban Conditions: Trees in urban environments face challenges such as pollution, compacted soils, limited space, and exposure to road salt. Species selected need to be resilient and able to survive in these conditions.
  • Aesthetic Qualities: The species that enhance the visual appeal of the streetscape. Considerations include tree size, shape, colour, and seasonal changes.
  • Ecological Benefits: Different tree species provide varying ecological benefits, such as air and water purification, carbon sequestration, and habitat for wildlife. A diverse palette can contribute to a healthier ecosystem.
  • Climate Compatibility: Species need to be well-suited to the local climate conditions. This involves considering temperature extremes, precipitation levels, and potential exposure to extreme weather events.
  • Low Maintenance: Trees must have minimal maintenance, such as pruning and disease control. This helps in ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of the urban forest.
  • Variety and Diversity: A diverse palette reduces the risk of disease or pest outbreaks affecting a tree population. It also adds visual interest to the urban forest.
  • Community Preferences: The preferences of the local community, including residents and businesses, are considered when selecting tree species. Public involvement in the decision-making process fosters a sense of ownership and pride in the urban forest.
  • Infrastructure Compatibility: Consideration of the impact of tree roots on footpaths, roads, and underground utilities. Adequate soil volume and site preparation minimises the risk of conflicts with infrastructure.

The City will let surrounding residents know before the planting starts with letter drops and community events, to learn about tree species planned for their street and where the trees will go. 

Tree planting locations and species information can also be found in our user-friendly mapping program GREENspace. 

When the weather gets cooler and the rain starts to fall, the planting teams get to work.

In the summertime the City waters the trees and applies mulch and nutrients. The community are of course encouraged to help their new streetscape grow with extra water in the hot dry months if they can.

Street tree planting in Shelley is set to transform the community and enhance its environmental resilience. 

With the recent removal of power poles, the opportunity has arisen to plant 1,200 trees in Shelley. These new trees will create a greener and more sustainable urban landscape. This is particularly significant as Shelley is part of the biodiversity corridor supporting the Canning River and its wildlife. 

The selection of tree species was made with great care to ensure they are well-suited to the local environment and beneficial for native fauna. By prioritising native species, the trees will bolster the habitat for local birds, insects, and other wildlife.

In addition to environmental benefits, the new trees will:

  • provide aesthetic and health advantages for residents
  • increase tree cover to enhance the beauty of Shelley’s streets
  • offer shade during hot months
  • improve air quality
  • help mitigate urban heat island effects, making the suburb more comfortable during summer.

The Shelley street tree planting project represents a commitment to sustainability, biodiversity, and the well-being of both residents and the natural ecosystem.

To follow this project or to see what is happening in your area, check out our GREENspace maps or download the Shelley planting map.

Shelley Planting Project map. The map is marked with Area 1 to 4, which is the order that trees will be planted in Shelley. Area 1 is the orange area; area 2 is the yellow area; area 3 is the green area; and area 4 is the teal area. The dark blue area is the Canning River. Streets are marked as thin yellow lines. A downloadable version is available above.
Shelley Planting Project map. The map is marked with Area 1 to 4, which is the order that trees will be planted in Shelley. Area 1 is the orange area; area 2 is the yellow area; area 3 is the green area; and area 4 is the teal area. The dark blue area is the Canning River. Streets are marked as thin yellow lines. A downloadable version is available above image.

Planting areas

  • Barbican St West (Eastern End)
  • Corbel St (Eastern End)
  • Holmes St
  • Modillion Av North
  • Mosaic St East
  • Mosaic St West
  • Nearwater Way
  • Tribute St West
  • Tricia Ct
  • Tudor Av North
  • Verton Dr
  • Aldam Cr
  • Aries Ct
  • Barbican St West
  • Beatrice Av
  • Beryl Av
  • Bridget Pl
  • Corbel St
  • Holmes St
  • Kanella Rd
  • Moness Pl
  • Moness St
  • Monota Av
  • Riverby Cl
  • Shelley St
  • Throsby St
  • Tribute St West
  • Abrolhos Cl
  • Barrow Cr
  • Bernier Rd
  • Bruny Pl
  • Burnham Way
  • Corinthian Rd West
  • Denise Cl
  • Desford Cl
  • Doric St
  • Dorre Ct
  • Drysdale St
  • Fifth Av
  • Godbold Cl
  • Houtmans St
  • Ionic Pl
  • Ionic St
  • Koolan Dr
  • Michael Ct
  • Myra Pl
  • Robbins Pl
  • Rodondo Pl
  • Sixth Av
  • Tasman Pl
  • Violet Av
  • Beatrice Av
  • Beryl Av
  • Corbel St
  • Doric St
  • Linkwater St
  • Modillion Av North
  • Nearwater Way
  • Newbridge Pl
  • Park Beach Cl
  • Pleasant Pl
  • Riverton Dr North
  • Verton Dr
  • Violet Av
  • Watersby Cr
  • Zenith St

Frequently Asked Questions

The Darian Street project will enhance Willetton’s streetscapes with 50 trees to be planted around Burrendah Primary School to:

  • increase walking activities
  • create a healthier environment
  • provide shade for students and pedestrians
  • beautify the area.

By increasing greenery, the project is creating a more inviting and pleasant pathway for the community.

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