Urban Forest Community Forum

The Town’s Urban Forest Strategy will contribute to a healthier and happier community and a stronger, more sustainable natural environment for everyone to enjoy today and into the future.

To reach our target of a 20% tree canopy cover, the Town and it's community need to work together. We've come up with a number of ways to get involved and with different levels of commitment to suit.

Ways to get involved

Find out more information

  • Join our mailing list to receive information on projects and upcoming events
  • Read the latest updates in our news section
  • Ask a question and we'll get back to you
  • Visit the Urban Forest Strategy project page on the Town’s website

The Town’s Urban Forest Strategy will contribute to a healthier and happier community and a stronger, more sustainable natural environment for everyone to enjoy today and into the future.

To reach our target of a 20% tree canopy cover, the Town and it's community need to work together. We've come up with a number of ways to get involved and with different levels of commitment to suit.

Ways to get involved

Find out more information

  • Join our mailing list to receive information on projects and upcoming events
  • Read the latest updates in our news section
  • Ask a question and we'll get back to you
  • Visit the Urban Forest Strategy project page on the Town’s website

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  • Town trials new management technique to restore flora diversity

    about 1 month ago



    On 19 May 2020, the Town’s Hillview Bushland became a site for a smoking trial that was conducted in partnership with the Town of Victoria Park’s Natural Areas team and the DBCA Biodiversity and Conservation Science department, based at King’s Park.

    The Town’s relevant staff will now monitor the germination rates of the local plant species involved in the smoking trial to determine Hillview Bushland’s sustainability for a control burn.

    Read the full story.

  • Rescue efforts result in new homes for 300 year old trees and palms

    about 2 months ago

    In late February 2020, the Town’s Natural Areas and Urban Forest Strategy teams along with community volunteer groups worked together to successfully remove and replant 30 grass trees and zamia palms.

    The 300 year old tree species were moved from the newly developed Kensington Fire Station to George Street Reserve revegetation site in a mammoth effort.

    Read more.

  • Community watering efforts at Jirdarup Bushland keep new plants alive

    2 months ago


    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


  • Town's seed propagation contributes to global biodiversity

    3 months ago

    Did you know that the south-west of WA is one of 36 global biodiversity hotspots? These hotspots represent only 2.4% of the Earth's total land surface but are home to 60% of its species.

    Did you also know that the Town of Victoria Park’s Jirdarup Bushland (part of the Kensington Bushland) contains a multitude of the endemic species that makes the south-west of WA a biodiversity hotspot?

    As part of the Town’s community-led Urban Forest Strategy (UFS), we have been working to continue cultivating the seeds of endemic plants, shrubs and trees from the bushland (over 40 species listed), and... Continue reading

  • Strata owners plant water wise verge

    by FrancineAllen, 3 months ago

    The owners of the strata at 8 Mackie Street Victoria Park held a busy bee a few years back to replace failed grass (sand) verge with a water wise native shrub garden featuring a free council provided street tree. It took one evening, almost no money given incentives available and has been a big improvement to the streetscape ever since. With many rented units meaning minimal upkeep the garden has been a success.

  • Community led Urban Forest Strategy Delivers Many Positives

    3 months ago


    Heather Johnstone, contributor to the Urban Forest Strategy, and now member of the Implementation Working Group, shares her thoughts on how a community led project of this kind has been integral in eliminating some of the challenges in creating a healthy urban forest in towns around the world.

    Read more: https://vicpark.info/af9ce

  • Greening Vic Park 2019

    3 months ago


    In 2019 the Town of Victoria Park experienced a large increase in tree and shrub planting, with 1,659 trees and 118,000 shrubs were planted. This added a total of 70,000m2 of projected canopy to the urban forest. The increase in planting was due to delivery of large public projects with significant greening components, community involvement in tree planting initiatives and the increase in the street and park tree planting program.

    Find out more: https://vicpark.info/29533