Trees provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. Urban forestry best practice among local governments across Australia, independent research and the State Government document Urban Forest of Perth and Peel (WAPC, 2014) all identify the numerous benefits trees have in urban areas.
Key benefits arising from sufficient canopy trees and other vegetation are summarised in the table below.
An urban forest comprises of trees and other vegetation within urban areas of the City.
This encompasses vegetation within any streetscape, river and creek embankment, bushland, wetland, park and transport corridor. It also includes trees and vegetation within private properties such as backyards, front setbacks (verges), rooftops and vertical gardens.
Yes! Every resident of the City of Swan is eligible to request a free street tree for their verge once a year. To make a request, head over to the City’s Free Street Trees page.
The City of Swan offers a free trees and plants giveaway program as part of its revegetation efforts. To register your interest in participating in the program in 2024, fill out the form located on the Free Trees and Plants Giveaway page.
Please note that the City's revegetation program is subject to availability, and the number of trees and plants provided may be limited.