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
  • Planting Season 2020 Begins in Vic Park

    29 days ago


    It's planting season in Vic Park!

    On Friday 12 June, Mayor Karen Vernon planted the first tree of the season for the Town this week to officially start our 2020 planting season.

    She also shares the many ways that our residents and community members can get involved, each with a different level of commitment to suit.

    Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/TownofVictoriaPark/videos/608929879828056/


    It's planting season in Vic Park!

    On Friday 12 June, Mayor Karen Vernon planted the first tree of the season for the Town this week to officially start our 2020 planting season.

    She also shares the many ways that our residents and community members can get involved, each with a different level of commitment to suit.

    Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/TownofVictoriaPark/videos/608929879828056/

  • Get FREE Trees & Shrubs with Urban Forest at Home

    about 1 month ago

    Get your green thumbs into action with our new Urban Forest at Home program! Part of our Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) project, this program invites our residents to request for free trees and shrubs for planting on private gardens and verges.

    To get involved, choose your tree and/or shrub online (a wide and exciting selection has been carefully curated by our Town’s Parks and UFS teams) for collection & start planting.

    Orders close midnight 28 June for pick up on Saturday 4 July: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Get-involved-in-our-urban-forest/Urban-Forest-at-Home

    Get your green thumbs into action with our new Urban Forest at Home program! Part of our Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) project, this program invites our residents to request for free trees and shrubs for planting on private gardens and verges.

    To get involved, choose your tree and/or shrub online (a wide and exciting selection has been carefully curated by our Town’s Parks and UFS teams) for collection & start planting.

    Orders close midnight 28 June for pick up on Saturday 4 July: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Get-involved-in-our-urban-forest/Urban-Forest-at-Home

  • Share your planting project ideas

    about 2 months ago

    To achieve our Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) goal of 20% tree canopy cover at the Town, we are inviting our residents, community members and groups to submit a tree planting project proposal.

    Once you’ve submitted your proposal using the form below, we will present it to the UFS Implementation Working Group, who will provide recommendations and advice to the Town’s UFS team. We will then be in touch to update you with the outcome of your proposal.

    Thank you for your support and help to make our Town a healthier, happier and leafier place to live in.

    Submit your planting project ideas today: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Get-involved-in-our-urban-forest/Share-your-planting-project-ideas

    To achieve our Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) goal of 20% tree canopy cover at the Town, we are inviting our residents, community members and groups to submit a tree planting project proposal.

    Once you’ve submitted your proposal using the form below, we will present it to the UFS Implementation Working Group, who will provide recommendations and advice to the Town’s UFS team. We will then be in touch to update you with the outcome of your proposal.

    Thank you for your support and help to make our Town a healthier, happier and leafier place to live in.

    Submit your planting project ideas today: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Get-involved-in-our-urban-forest/Share-your-planting-project-ideas

  • Introducing….Vic Park Leafy Streets!

    about 2 months ago

    Similar to our Request a Street Tree Program, this Urban Forest Strategy project will focus on the use of our streets to achieve our 20% canopy cover target, increase tree diversity, beautifying our neighbourhoods and improving our urban health.

    Find out how our Urban Forest Officers - who are implementing this initiative - will be helping to make our Vic Park streets leafier, greener and healthier: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Our-urban-forest-officers/Vic-Park-Leafy-Streets

    Similar to our Request a Street Tree Program, this Urban Forest Strategy project will focus on the use of our streets to achieve our 20% canopy cover target, increase tree diversity, beautifying our neighbourhoods and improving our urban health.

    Find out how our Urban Forest Officers - who are implementing this initiative - will be helping to make our Vic Park streets leafier, greener and healthier: https://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/Around-town/Environment/Urban-Forest-Strategy/Our-urban-forest-officers/Vic-Park-Leafy-Streets

  • Say hello to the Town’s UFOs!

    2 months ago

    The Town of Victoria Park is committed to helping our residents, community members and staff to survive and thrive through this difficult and uncertain time.

    With that in mind, we will be using the Urban Forest Strategy as a vehicle for redeploying staff from temporarily suspended services as urban forest officers (UFOs). This is an opportunity to adapt and innovate our UFS delivery to the current circumstances.

    Find out more about our UFOs and also how they’re going to help make Vic Park streets leafier and healthier: https://vicpark.info/4f984

    The Town of Victoria Park is committed to helping our residents, community members and staff to survive and thrive through this difficult and uncertain time.

    With that in mind, we will be using the Urban Forest Strategy as a vehicle for redeploying staff from temporarily suspended services as urban forest officers (UFOs). This is an opportunity to adapt and innovate our UFS delivery to the current circumstances.

    Find out more about our UFOs and also how they’re going to help make Vic Park streets leafier and healthier: https://vicpark.info/4f984

  • More trees? Yes please!

    3 months ago

    This year we launched our Urban Forest Grant program which is open to local residents, community members and organisations for community led, tree planting projects that will contribute to our urban forest goal of 20% tree canopy cover.

    There are three levels of funding available:

    • Level 1 grant: up to $500 (unincorporated and incorporated groups)
    • Level 2 grant: $501 to $4, 999 (incorporated groups only)
    • Level 3 grant: $5,000 to $10,000 (incorporated groups only)


    For more information or to apply online visit the Towns website.


    This year we launched our Urban Forest Grant program which is open to local residents, community members and organisations for community led, tree planting projects that will contribute to our urban forest goal of 20% tree canopy cover.

    There are three levels of funding available:

    • Level 1 grant: up to $500 (unincorporated and incorporated groups)
    • Level 2 grant: $501 to $4, 999 (incorporated groups only)
    • Level 3 grant: $5,000 to $10,000 (incorporated groups only)


    For more information or to apply online visit the Towns website.