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‘Greening’ City streets

Published on Friday 1 March, 2019

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Want to turn your bare street verge into a shady, green patch? Simply apply for a free tree under the City’s Street Tree Planting Program.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst encouraged residents to fill in the online application or call the City by Friday 15 March, as planting occurred only during the winter months.

“Leafy streets can really change the way we feel about where we live and the City of Gosnells is committed to improving our streetscapes,” Mayor Dewhurst added.

“Trees don’t just provide shade, there are so many other benefits – they produce oxygen, absorb heat and pollutants, store carbon, help manage groundwater quality and can increase property values.

“With rising urban temperatures, it just makes sense to use the cooling effect of trees.”

The City has a variety of street trees available to most properties, however some may be restricted because of overhead services, lack of space, existing plantings or visibility issues for motorists.

For most verges suited to street trees, the City will provide one tree or two trees for corner blocks. A City officer can inspect your verge for eligibility.

To find out more or apply for a street tree, please call 9397 3000.

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