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Mirrabooka tree planting

The City of Stirling Council has set a target of 18% canopy cover across the City by 2040.  Mirrabooka currently sits at 9.8%, a figure in decline as the area undergoes a wave of redevelopment.

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 Mirrabooka Community Tree Planting Event below.

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Mirrabooka 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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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 

15m

Width 

10m

Example location

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

Brachychiton populneus

Leaves and bark

Evergreen, dark green, glossy leaves can vary from a simple lanceolate shape through to deeply lobed or partly divided. The different leaf shapes can sometimes all be found growing simultaneously on one tree.

Flowers

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.

Dwarf Golden Gum

Botanical name

Corymbia eximia ‘Nana’ is a more compact form of the standard Golden Gum.

Common name

Dwarf Golden Gum, Yellow Bloodwood

Origin

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

Characteristics

  • Australian native Tree
  • Hardy and drought tolerant
  • Summer floral display
  • Distinctive bark.
Corymbia eximia

Height

6-8m

Width 

6m

Example location

Particularly noticeable when in flower, found within reserves and roadways throughout the City. Established specimens can be seen growing along North Beach Road and Summerhayes Dr near Karrinyup Country Club and within Yokine Reserve.

Corymbia eximia

Leaves and bark

Evergreen, simple curved matt grey green leaves.

Flowers

Vibrant mustard yellow seed caps transform into a showy floral display of white flowers often covering the tree in late winter or spring depending on Perth’s seasonal conditions.

Jarrah

Botanical name

Eucalyptus marginata

Common name

Jarrah

Origin

South West Western Australia from Jurien Bay south to Albany.

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.
Eucalyptus marginata

Height 

12m

Width

10-12m

Example location

Jarrah is a common bushland tree throughout the City and they can also be found as remnant flora within road reserves where they provide important ecolink and habitat sources for native wildlife.

Eucalyptus marginata

Leaves and bark

Evergreen. Jarrah is distinguished by a vertical fibrous bark, and dark green lanceolate leaves with a prominent midrib.

Flowers

Flowers of creamy white are quite conspicuous during October to November and can sometimes smother the tree. Apiarists find the flowers a valuable source for high quality honey.

Bronze Cottonwood

Botanical name

Hibiscus tilliaceus

Common name

Bronze Cottonwood

Origin

Coastal areas of South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Hardy, drought tolerant
  • Quick growing
  • Salt tolerant
  • Suits coastal conditions
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Attractive foliage
  • Suits a range of landscape styles
  • Constant floral display.
Hibiscus tilliaceus

Height and width

8m high by 8m wide

Example location

Corner of Vincent and Lancaster Street in Dianella and the Corner of Sangiorgio Court, inOsborne Park

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen. Leaves are heart shaped, dark green to purple with Bronze tones. Bark is smooth and grey.

Open style Hibiscus flower bright yellow, fading to orange with a black throat. Appear all year, though more prolific in summer.

Olive

Botanical name

Olea europae

Common name

Olive - Fruiting Includes Kalamata, Manzanillo, California Queen

Origin

Naturally of wide distribution in Africa, Arabia and Himalayan Asia, however varieties grown are generally of cultivated forms

Characteristics

  • Evergreen 
  • Hardy drought tolerant tree 
  • Tolerates power line pruning 
  • Adapts to a wide variety of soils
  • Edible fruits can be harvested
  • Extremely long-lived
  • Suits a range of landscape styles.
Olea europae

Height

8-15m

Width

7m

Example location

Median strip of Cedric Street.

Olea europae

Leaves and bark

Evergreen grey green with silvery undersides. Smooth grey bark.

Flowers

Non-conspicuous flowers are followed by small oval fruits. Low/No fruiting varieties planted on request.