Hamersley tree planting

The City of Stirling Council has set a target of 18% canopy cover across the City by 2040. Hamersley’s current canopy cover sits at 15.2%

Events will be held on Saturdays at 9.00am to 11.30am and will be followed by a free sausage sizzle for participant that have registered. 

View the tree species that will be being planting during the upcoming Menora community tree planting event below.

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Tuart

Botanical name

Eucalyptus gomphocephala

Common name

Tuart

Origin 

WA native associated with underlying limestone soils, Tuart naturally occurs as open forest within South West Western Australia, roughly between Ledge Point and Busselton.

Characteristics

  • Local to City of Stirling
  • Useful for coastal limestone soils
  • Good shade tree
  • Ecolink habitat tree
  • Relatively drought tolerant
  • Fast growing
  • Not suitable under power lines.
Tuart Leaves

Height and width

15m x 20m

Leaves, barks and flowers

Evergreen. Immature leaves are light green and lanceolate, maturing to falcate (sickle shaped) mid-green with a dull sheen. The brown or grey bark can be fibrous through to rough. Green flower buds that resemble ice-cream cones are followed during autumn and winter by creamy-white flowers.

Example location

Remnant trees can be found throughout coastal suburbs of the City, particularly Wembley Downs.

Kurrajong

Botanical name

Brachychiton populneus

Common name

Kurrajong

Origin 

Eastern Australia from southern Queensland, through to northeast Victoria.

Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant
  • Easy to grow
  • Tolerate a wide variety of soils
  • Provides summer shade
  • Long lived
  • Tolerant to pollution
  • Can tolerate canopy pruning.
Brachychiton populneus

Height and width

15m x 20m

Leaves, barks and flowers

Evergreen, dark green, glossy leaves can vary from a simple lanceolate shape through to deeply lobed or partly divided. Flowering times are also variable depending on conditions and range from March through to early summer. The panicles of small bell shaped flowers vary in colour from cream through to a green tint, with red, yellow, or purple coloured throats.

Example location

Semi mature trees are located within the median along North Beach drive in Gwelup.