Karrinyup tree planting

The City of Stirling has set a target of 18% canopy cover across the City by 2040. Karrinyup's current canopy cover sits at 11.4%.

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 in the Karrinyup community tree planting event below.

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Events will be held on Saturdays at 9.00am to 11.30am and will be followed by a free sausage sizzle for participants
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Karrinyup tree planting

The City is commited to planting street trees in effort to counteract this decline and to improve the health of our communitites and livability of the area. To view the streets that are listed for street tree planting as part of this project, please view the map.

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Burgundy Peppermint

Botanical name

Agonis flexuosa

Common name

Burgundy Peppermint

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.

Characteristics

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

Height and width

10m x 10m

Leaves, bark and flowers

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

Example location

Planted extensively throughout the City, espeically in the inland areas such as Inglewood and Mount Lawley. A good example can also be seen at the eastern end of Sorrento Street, North Beach.

Dawson River Weeper

Botanical name

Callistemon ‘Dawson River’ 

Common name

Dawson River Weeper, Bottle Brush

Origin

A cultivated variety of Bottlebrush attributed to be a form of Callistemon viminalis collected from the Dawson River area of Queensland.

Characteristics

  • Small growth habit is suitable for under power lines
  • Reliable food source for native birds, which are attracted to the red flowers
  • Adapts to a wide variety of soils
  • Recommended by the Asthma Foundation as a plant for a low allergy garden.
Bottlebrush

Height and width

5-6m x 6m

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen, small bushy tree approximately five to six metres in height with bright green foliage and pendulous branches. Scarlet flowers peak throughout spring and autumn though intermittent flowering can occur throughout the year depending on seasonal conditions.

Example location

Widely planted across the city, examples can be see along Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive.

Spotted Gum

Botanical name

Corymbia maculata

Common name

Spotted Gum

Origin

Civic Place - northern boundary of the City’s main office.

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Classic feature tree where space allows
  • Attractive bark
  • Hardy and long lived
  • Not suitable for under power lines.
Spotted Gum

Height and width

20 - 30m x 10 - 15m

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen, grey green leaves are lanceolate to sickle shaped. Noted for ornamental trunks, the older bark is smooth and grey before flaking off revealing mottled patches of cream and pink. Clusters of creamy white flowers generally appear late winter to spring.

Example location

Civic Place - northern boundary of the City’s Administration Centre.

Poinciana

Botanical name

Delonix regia

Common name

Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree

Origin

Endemic to the dry deciduous forests of Madagascar.

Characteristics

  • Semi-Deciduous in Perth conditions
  • Tolerate a wide variety of soils
  • Pollution tolerant
  • Drought tolerant.
Royal Poinciana

Height and width

10m x 10m

Leaves, bark and flowers

Semi deciduous, small oval shaped fern like leaves, similar to a Jacaranda. Smooth grey bark.

Example location

Established specimens exist throughout the city on private land and occasionally on verges. 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.

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

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.

Pin Cushion Hakea

Botanical name

Hakea laurina

Common name

Pin-cushion Hakea

Origin 

Native to south-western Australia

Characteristics

  •  Evergreen

  • WA native
  • Source of nectar for bees
  • Attractive pink flowers
  • Drought tolerant.
Pin Cushion Hakea

Height and width

4-5m x 5-6m

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen. Leaves are thick, smooth and roughly 15cm long with a slight blue-green appearance.Clusters of flower buds develop in early December and open April through till August. Flowers resemble rounded pincushions with white tops and a pink centre.

Example location

A new addition to the Citys street tree program - recent plantings can be seen along Aberfoyle Place, Hamersley.

Liquidamber / Sweet Gum

Botanical name

Liquidambar styraciflua

Common name

Liquidambar or American Sweetgum

Origin 

Eastern United States, parts of Mexico and Central America.

Characteristics

  • Deciduous
  • Large ornamental shade tree
  • Spectacular autumn display
  • Drought tolerant
  • Fallen leaves make great compost
  • Long lived.
Liquidamber

Height and width

8-15m x 7m

Leaves, bark and flowers

Often mistaken for a Maple tree due to the Liquidambars five lobed leaf shape and spectacular autumn colour displays. Leaves are Mid-deep green during summer and changing in autumn to shades of yellow, orange, copper, red and purple prior to falling. Bark is deep and furrowed. Insignificant greenish flowers appear each year while the tree is exhibiting new growth.

Example location

Lombardy Street (North), Woodlands

Pink Flowered Yellow Gum

Botanical name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. megalocarpa​

Common name

Pink Flowered Yellow Gum and Large Flowered Yellow Gum

Origin 

Appleberry Street, Churchlands and Willowbank Terrace, Gwelup.

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Adapts to most soils
  • Food source for native birds
  • Drought tolerant
  • Moderately salt tolerant
  • Attractive flowers and bark.
Pink Flowered Yellow Gum

Height and width

5-10m x 10m

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen. Matt green leaves with red new growth at tips. It has mostly smooth yellowish cream to grey bark with rough patches, particularly on the lower portion of the trunk and an open crown. Most forms in cultivation generally have dark pink or red flowers however cream, yellow and even apricot flowering trees can occasionally be seen.

Example location

Appleberry Street, Churchlands and Willowbank Terrace, Gwelup

Crepe Myrtle - Pink

Botanical name

Lagerstroemia indica ‘Tuscarora’

Common name

Pink Crepe Myrtle

Origin

China (Lagerstroemia indica), Japan (Lagerstroemia fauriei)

Characteristics

  • Deciduous
  • Feature bark
  • Attractive pink flowers in summer
  • Drought tolerant
  • Tolerates heat and high winds
  • Tolerates many soil type. 
Pink Crepe Myrtle

Height and width

6 - 8m x 6m

Leaves, barks and flowers

Glossy dark green leaves that 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 candy pink flowers in summer.

Example location

Maybach Way and Victoria Avenue Dianella and on the roundabout on St Brigids Terrace, Doubleview.