More shade needed
CLAREMONT Council is planning to plant riverside trees while chopping down others near Lake Claremont.
At last month’s meeting it was agreed to consult residents on planting more trees that could provide shade between Mrs Herbert’s Park and Chester Road on the Swan River.
A staff report said the park was often crowded with people using its barbecues, a playground and toilets and taking advantage of the area’s mature shade trees.
However, the nearby foreshore had no shade and was under-used, so a plan for trees and shrubs has been developed.
It was agreed to remove 11 pest tamarix trees at the lake, add three planting areas near Alfred Road and the Friends of Lake Claremont shed and take away four others near Lakeway Street.