More than 700 trees for verges

North Coast Weekender - - News -

MORE than 750 trees are be­ing planted on verges in Lands­dale, Hock­ing and Mer­riwa as part of a pi­lot pro­gram.

The City of Wanneroo is launch­ing the street-tree pro­gram to help cre­ate cooler and more at­trac­tive streetscapes.

The trees will be added to the City’s main­te­nance pro­gram, which in­cludes es­tab­lish­ment wa­ter­ing for two years and prun­ing for the life of the tree.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said there were many ad­van­tages to the en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly pi­lot pro­gram.

“Not only do they look won­der­ful, but also street trees ben­e­fit the whole com­mu­nity by re­duc­ing tem­per­a­tures, ab­sorb­ing and re­duc­ing noise lev­els, cre­at­ing a bird habi­tat and pro­vid­ing shaded path­ways,” she said.

“This is a fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive that will beau­tify our sub­urbs and show how we can work to­gether to cre­ate live­able, healthy and sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties.”

Res­i­dents can help plant the trees on July 1 at Lands­dale Road, July 15 at Ch­ester­field Park in Hock­ing and July 29 at Cold­stream Cir­cuit in Mer­riwa.

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