Branching out: why do we need trees for our homes and neighbourhood?

The City’s urban forest was identified as an essential asset that provides cooling and shade, supports biodiversity, and contributes to mental and physical wellbeing, amongst many other factors. Protecting, maintaining and, ultimately, growing the City’s urban forest is an important topic we are addressing.

To address the urban canopy decline, the City’s Urban Forest Plan (2022) exhibits the vision for protecting and establishing the City’s urban forest through a series of strategies and actions.

One of the Plan’s actions is to ‘adopt a local planning framework to guide vegetation protection and retention through all stages of planning and development.'

To implement real change in retaining the City’s valuable tree canopy, we need a new planning framework that considers trees as valuable assets and protects them.

To achieve this we asked you about the role of tree canopy in your daily life and its contributions or drawbacks in relation to your property, street and neighbourhood.

Check out some activities that happened during October

Urban forest discovery trails and walkshop

Ellenbrook urban trail- Bordeaux Laneand Devitt Way.

Saturday, September 16, 9.30 – 10.15am

Brabham urban trail-corner of Everglades Avenue and Delegate Approach.

Saturday, October 7, 9.30 – 10.15am


A guided walk in Ellenbrook that explored ways that we could turn your neighbourhood into a green oasis.

Self-Guided Discovery Trails

Those that couldn't join us on a walk were encouragedto visit the urban trail and discover the benefits of the urban forest by following the QR codes.

For the kids - follow the trails and scan the QR codes to see if you can find all the Australian animals! If you find them all - you were able to go into a draw to win a gift voucher.

Movie night

Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre

Friday, September 29, 4.00- 8.00pm