Branch out these school holidays with the City’s Tree Trail

02 April 2019

Branch out and join us at the City of Stirling’s Tree Trail, happening at Carine Regional Open Space from Monday 15 to 26 April 2019.

This free, fun and interactive event will see the trees come alive to share their stories about why they are so important and the essential role they play in our everyday lives.

City of Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said the event would be a great day out for the entire family over the April school holidays.

“This is a great chance for children and their parents or guardians to get immersed in nature, rather than electronic devices, over the school holidays,” Mayor Irwin said.

“There are more than 20 trees marked on the Tree Trail map for you to visit and each one has a sign that tells you all about the special species living there,”

“Those signs will also contain a letter for you to note down on your map and once you’ve collected them all, a secret message will be revealed for you to submit on the Tree Trail website to win a prize.”

The Tree Trail will also have some mystical creatures to meet along the way. Our magical Eco Faeries and Bindi Bindi Dreaming will visit the trail between 9.30am and 12pm each weekday, so make sure you keep an eye out!

And for the first time, local schools will be getting on the action to help activate the Tree Trail with sustainable art. The City’s resident Tree Trail artist will be running workshops at Churchlands Primary School, Lake Gwelup Primary School, North Morley Primary School, Perth College, St Denis Primary School, St Lawrence Primary School, Woodlands Primary School to help students create artworks that will be installed along the trail.

Mayor Irwin said last year’s event attracted approximately 3000 participants and he hoped this year’s would see even more people take part.

“Over the past six years the City has lost 1.2 million square metres of tree canopy and despite planting more than 10,000 trees a year we continue to lose four times more canopy than we are growing,” he said.

“So, the Tree Trail is a great way for us to start a conversation with the next generation about why conserving our trees and connecting to nature is so important.”

To find out more and download your Tree Trail Map, head to www.stirling.wa.gov.au/treetrail.

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