Across both public and private land pressures on our urban forest are increasingly apparent.
The rate of urban deforestation across Perth has been rapid and the loss of urban tree canopy is having both a direct and indirect impact upon the quality of health and amenity enjoyed by residents.
The Town of Victoria Park’s Urban Forest Strategy aims to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community and a sustainable liveable city.
The Urban Forest Strategy was a result of a community-initiated and community driven process which identified the need to expand and better manage trees within the Town - on both public and private land.
To achieve our tree canopy target of 20% canopy, as adopted by our Town’s Council, the Town needs to protect and save existing trees, and embark upon a mass tree planting program.
The Urban Forest Strategy was endorsed by our Town’s Council in September 2018.
An Implementation Action Plan which translates the Urban Forest Strategy into actions to be delivered over the next five years can be read below.
The Council has allocated $1 million from the 2019/20 Annual Budget to implement the Urban Forest Strategy.
How can I help?
- Request a free street tree to be planted
- Attend tree-related events, including community planting days.
- Preserve existing and plant more trees on private property.
- Be involved with or start a community volunteer group.