Wednesday, April 24, 2024

City of Perth reaches for tree festival

The City of Perth Council says preparations are well underway for this year’s WA Tree Festival.

The Council is hosting a range of events from 6 April to 5 May as part of statewide tree celebrations. The festival highlights the importance of daily connections to nature and how the community can help to protect the State’s tree canopy. 

The festival is a precursor to Council’s own month-long celebration of trees in May, known as Tree Month.

“Tree Month recognises the importance of community involvement in urban greening and helps contribute to long-term strategic planting goals outlined in the City’s Urban Greening Strategy 2023-2036,” Council said in a statement.

“The City aims to increase canopy cover in City streets and parklands to 30% by 2050.”

As part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Trees in Cities Challenge, the City of Perth has also pledged to plant 1502 trees between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2024. 

City of Perth WA Tree Festival Events:

Celebrating our city’s trees
6 April to 5 May | All day | Yagan Square Digital Tower, Forrest Place and Northbridge Piazza
Watch as a photographic exhibition brings the City of Perth’s trees to life on the big screen. 

Pier Street Tree Mural
Saturday 6 April | Corner Hay and Pier Streets | Free
Come along and watch local WA artist Joanna Brown create a beautiful new mural that celebrates the contribution our trees make to keeping our city cool and beautiful. Joanna will be working in a laneway located off Pier Street, at the back of 534 Hay Street. 

WA Tree Festival Film Screening – The Lorax
Sat 13 April | From 5.30pm | Northbridge Piazza | Free
Head down to the Northbridge Piazza, bring a picnic and watch a movie under the stars in celebration of WA Tree Festival. A Dr Seuss classic, The Lorax chronicles the plight of the environment and the importance of taking care of trees worldwide. 

Stirling Gardens Tree Walk
Sun 14 April | 2pm to 3pm | Stirling Gardens | Free – bookings required
Tour Perth’s first botanical garden with staff from the City of Perth Parks team. Learn about some of the garden’s oldest trees and the challenges of caring for them. All participants will take home a native plant seedling to add to their garden.

Stories in the Park at City Farm
Wed 24 April | 10am to 10.30am | Perth City Farm | Free
Join staff from the City of Perth Library for a storytime under the trees at Perth City Farm. We will be reading our favourite books and singing nursery rhymes and songs together. 

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