Yokine tree planting

The current canopy cover of Yokine sits at 12.3%. This year’s Yokine’s Community Tree Planting program aims to increase canopy cover on streets with available verge space.

Locations will be marked-up one to two weeks prior to the event on 8 August 2020.

To view more detail on the project click the map below.   

Yokine tree planting map

Answers to frequently asked questions about the City’s street tree planting can be found on the street tree planting FAQs page.

Weeping Peppermint

Botanical name 

Agonis flexuosa

Common name 

WA Weeping Peppermint

Family 

Myrtaceae

Origin

The Weeping Peppermint grows naturally in South Western Australia. Whilst a few isolated populations exist in the Perth region, the main area of distribution is from south of Mandurah through to Bremer Bay.

Weeping Peppermint

Characteristics

  • Tolerates a wide variety of soils including coastal limestone
  • Evergreen
  • Pollution tolerant
  • Adapts well to power line pruning
  • Recommended by the Asthma Foundation
  • Long lived.
Weeping Peppermint

Leaves, bark and flowers

Narrow leaves form a dense shaggy umbrella shape as the tree matures. The species can live to a great age and develop a thick, gnarled trunk. Flowering is variable depending on position and weather conditions for the year. Generally  the tree will develop tiny white flowers along the branches in spring.

Height and width

10m x 10m

Example location

A good example can also be seen at the eastern end of Sorrento Street, North Beach.

Golden Gum

Botanical name 

Corymbia eximia​

Common name 

Golden Gum, Yellow Bloodwood

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

New South Wales naturally restricted to the Hawkesbury sandstone soils within a radial distance of 80 km from Sydney.

Golden Gum

Characteristics

  • Australian native Tree

  • Hardy and drought tolerant

  • Summer floral display

  • Distinctive bark.

Golden Gum

Leaves, bark and flowers

Semi deciduous, small oval shaped fern like leaves, similar to a Jacaranda. Smooth grey bark. Bright orange red flowers appear over summer months, can be prolific with ideal soil pH (between 6.5 - 7).

Height and width

10m x 10m

Example location

Established treses exist occasionally on verges. Poinciana trees can be seen at the corner of Charles and Vincent Streets in North Perth and along the northern end Federation Street in Mount Hawthorn.

Jarrah

Botanical name 

Eucalyptus marginata

Common name 

Jarrah

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

South West Western Australia from Jurien Bay south to Albany.

Jarrah

Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant
  • Long lived
  • Native to the City of Stirling
  • Integral ecolink and biodiversity tree
  • Not suitable for under power lines
  • Nectar source for birds and bees.
Jarrah

Leaves, bark and flowers

Semi deciduous, small oval shaped fern like leaves, similar to a Jacaranda.Smooth grey bark. Bright orange red flowers appear over summer months, can be prolific with ideal soil pH (between 6.5 - 7).

Height and width

7m x 9m

Example location

A grove of Poinciana trees can be seen at the corner of Charles and Vincent Streets in North Perth and along the northern end Federation Street in Mount Hawthorn.

White Crepe Myrtle

Botanical name 

Lagerstroemia indica 'Natchez

Common name 

Crepe Myrtle 'Natchez'

Family

Lythraceae

Origin

China (Lagerstroemia indica) Japan (Lagerstroemia fauriei)

Crepe Myrtle

Characteristics

  • Deciduous
  • Feature bark
  • Attractive white flowers in summer
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heat tolerant
  • Tolerates any soil type
  • Tolerates high winds.
Crepe Myrtle

Leaves, bark and flowers

Deciduous glossy dark green leaves change to yellow, red and orange in autumn; new leaves have a bronze tint. Bark exfoliates revealing attractive mottled trunks from cinnamon brown to pale cream tones. Produces showy white flowers in summer.

Height and width

7m x 6m

Example location

Maybach Way & Victoria Ave Dianella. Roundabout- St Brigids Tce, Doubleview.

Pink Crepe Myrtle 

Botanical name 

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'​

Common name 

Pink Crepe Myrtle 

Family

Lythraceae

Origin

China (Lagerstroemia indica) Japan (Lagerstroemia fauriei)

Crepe Myrtle

Characteristics

  • Deciduous
  • Feature bark
  • Attractive pink flowers in summer
  • Drought tolerant
  • Heat tolerant
  • Tolerates any soil type
  • Tolerates high winds.
Crepe Myrtle

Leaves, bark and flowers

Deciduous glossy dark green leaves change to yellow, red and orange in autumn; new leaves have a bronze tint. Bark exfoliates revealing attractive mottled trunks from cinnamon brown to pale cream tones. Produces showy white flowers in summer.

Height and width

7m x 6m

Example location

Maybach Way & Victoria Ave Dianella. Roundabout- St Brigids Tce, Doubleview.