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Planting 10,000 trees for Little Para

Released on 19 April 2021
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Ten thousand trees to breathe life into Little Para River trail

The community is invited to join in an ambitious project aimed at greening up the popular Little Para River corridor. 

City of Salisbury will plant 10,000 trees over the coming months with members of the public welcome to take part in community tree planting days.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said the boosted tree canopy will improve the natural habitat and increase the attractiveness of the area for visitors.

“We all know the difference tree coverage makes in attracting wildlife, providing shade and simply improving the feel of our natural spaces,” Mayor Aldridge said.

“The Little Para River trail is such a well-loved area and I can’t wait to get out and start planting a piece of its future next month.”

The project is being carried out in partnership with the State Government via the Open Space and Places for People Grant Program using native plants which started out as seedlings at Provenance Indigenous Plants in Salisbury Park.

Members of the community assisted in preparing the seedlings in free workshops in recent months.

“Interest in native species is growing bigger and people have really enjoyed the opportunity to do something that is giving back to the local environment,” said Provenance Indigenous Plants’ Peter Hemmings.

“When you are involved in planting a tree that will be there for a hundred years, it feels like you are leaving a legacy.” 

Public planting days are planned for Saturday 22 May, Saturday 5 June (World Environment Day) and Sunday 1 August (National Tree Day).

More details on how to book are available via Eventbrite.