‘How to’ video will help green the Gar­den City

Guardian Express - - STREET WATCH -

Over the win­ter plant­ing pe­riod the City of Bayswa­ter will have planted over a thou­sand trees to help green the City’s streets and verges.

The plant­ing forms part of the City’s com­mit­ment to in­creas­ing the ur­ban tree canopy. In an ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment, trees pro­vide many ben­e­fits in­clud­ing: im­prov­ing air qual­ity, bet­ter storm wa­ter man­age­ment, pro­vid­ing habi­tat for na­tive birds and other fauna, and mak­ing our streets more wel­com­ing.

Res­i­dents can play a part in green­ing the City too and last week work be­gan on film­ing a ‘How to Plant a Tree’ video so that any­one putting in a tree will know ex­actly how to give them the best chance to thrive.

City Ar­borist Mark Short is the star of the video and he will ex­plain how to pre­pare the ground for the tree, how to use fer­tiliser to sup­port its growth and how to make sure wa­ter reaches the roots.

The video will be avail­able to view on the City’s Facebook page and web­site by the end of the Septem­ber.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the City’s trees, visit the ded­i­cated tree page on the City of Bayswa­ter’s web­site: www.bayswa­ter.wa.gov.au/trees

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