Urban Forest at Home (FULLY ALLOCATED FOR 2023)

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Thank you Vic Park for your support and love for #GreeningVicPark. Please scroll below for:

  • Information on what is the Urban Forest at Home program
  • 2023 Planting Pack (Urban Forest at Home) Information Pack
  • Planting tips from the Urban Ecosystems team 
  • Planting guides and information for complimentary everlastings seeds 


What is Urban Forest at Home?

Urban Forest at Home is an initiative that encourages our residents to participate in Greening Vic Park. 

Through Urban Forest at Home, the Town’s residents are able to request free trees and shrubs for planting on private gardens and verges (low shrubs only), during the planting season (between June - September every year). 

Urban Forest at Home offers positive health, community, social and economic benefits for you, your family members and neighbours. 

So if you enjoy gardening and being outdoors and would like to directly contribute to the Town’s urban forest goal of 20% tree canopy cover, this program is for you. 

Did you know? The Urban Forest at Home initiative for the 2022 planting season saw 1,075 trees and 6,120 shrubs provided to residents to plant at their private gardens, contributing to 20,441m2 projected canopy coverFind out more.


2023 Urban Forest at Home Plant Pack Information Sheets


Planting tips and guides for complimentary everlasting seeds

If you received 10g of pink and everlasting seeds at the 2023 Urban Forest at Home collection day (27 May 2023), please find below some planting tips and guides to grow and care for your everlastings:

  • Growing Everlastings - step by step guide by Lucinda's Everlastings. View here.
  • Growing Pink Everlastings at a Glance - information on the everlastings plant species and tips on planting position, watering, and more. View here.


Planting tips!

Check out these planting tips from our Urban Ecosystems Supervisor - Bushy:


Why Urban Forest at Home?

Our community-led UFS has always prioritised working with our residents and local groups to make our Town leafier, greener and healthier. Through the Urban Forest at Home program, we hope to achieve the following positives: 


  • Did you know that being outdoors, amongst green space amplifies the good effects of exercise more than in other settings? As an outdoor form of physical activity, gardening is a good way to build or keep up physical health.
    Gardening helps connect children more to nature which research has linked to well-being and during our social distancing period, this program will engage children and adults alike in a positive, active manner. 
    Being outdoors, remaining physically active and having a project such as planting trees, can help to reduce the mental health impacts of social distancing.


  • Some of the options for your tree or shrub request are the seedlings we have propagated from the Kensington (Jirdarup) Bushland seed bank. These seedlings only grow in the south-west of WA - one of 36 biodiversity hotspots in the world. Your help in planting these seedlings helps preserve global biodiversity. 


  • Our UFS was developed with our community members who were concerned about the increasingly apparent pressures on our urban forest on public and private land. The way to achieve our UFS goals is by working together with our local community and residents. By being involved in our UFS delivery, you are helping to grow our Town’s urban forest, making it a healthier, happier place today and in the future.