Community watering efforts at Jirdarup Bushland keep new plants alive


A gargantuan community watering effort by the Friends of Jirdarup Bushland this past summer was rewarded by over three quarters of the watered plants surviving their first year.

In recent years, with Perth’s increasingly dry winters and long hot summers, any new seedlings planted in Jirdarup Bushland have often struggled.

In summer 2019, with the help of 20 passionate Friends who contributed 455 watering hours over a five-month period, trees and seedlings are surviving their first year of planting.

Read more: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Celebrate-our-urban-forest-achievements/Community-watering-efforts-at-Jirdarup-Bushland-keep-new-plants-alive