The City is hosting a community planting event to mark National Tree Day that will see a newly-created hydro-zone bed filled with 3500 Western Australian native plants.
A hydro-zone garden bed groups plants that have similar water requirements together as a way to conserve water and increase sustainability.
Native plants not only help save water, but also reduce the need for excess fertiliser and weed control while increasing biodiversity.
The event will transform 800sqm at Lake Jualbup on Sunday 2 August with plants such as kangaroo paws, cushion bush, cotton head and pimelea.
Mayor Penny Taylor will be opening the event by planting a flooded gum – an endemic species to the Perth area that provides food for a range of insects and small birds, as well as for endangered species such as the Black Cockatoo.
“The City has been participating in National Tree Day since 2008, with the community contributing to the planting of many areas such as Mueller Park, portions of Stubbs Terrace, Rosalie Park and Charles Stoke Reserve,” Mayor Penny Taylor said.
“This planting event is a great opportunity to continue this valuable work and celebrate our natural environment and our local biodiversity.”
All local residents are welcome to come along and join in. Please dress appropriately for the weather, bring your own gloves and trowel, and observe physical distancing. Light refreshments will be provided.
To find out more about the event or RSVP, call or email the City.
When: Sunday 2 August
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Where: Lake Jualbup, Shenton Park (opposite Waylen and Herbert Road intersection)