Help Preserve Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Greenery by Adopting a Tree

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 10:12:53 AM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is inviting homeowners to participate in its Adopt a Tree Program, a key initiative in enhancing the city's urban canopy and natural environment.

In addition to the City’s annual tree planting program, residents can request a new tree to be planted on the verge of their residence or business. Once planted, residents are encouraged to support the City's efforts by caring for the tree—monitoring its health, watering it when necessary, and keeping the area free of rubbish and debris. The City will provide ongoing fertilisation to ensure the tree thrives.

Mayor Glenn Wilson expressed pride in the City’s green spaces, highlighting that the Adopt a Tree program is vital for maintaining vibrant streetscapes.

“City Officers continue to care for a large number of trees across our City but have found that street trees have a much better chance of prospering when they receive a little extra care from residents, particularly when the trees are initially planted,” he said.

“This program aligns with the City’s Strategic Community Plan to enhance the natural environment, aiming to plant 800 trees this year.”

“Urban tree canopies play a significant role in helping create liveable neighbourhoods and benefit the health and well-being of our community. They provide shade, improve air quality, absorb carbon and rainfall, cool local environments, and support wildlife,” he said.

“Whether you are a school, community group, business, or resident, we need your help to plant trees for the future. If you have space to plant a tree, we welcome your expression of interest.”

The City continues to work closely with Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group to ensure the maintenance of the existing regeneration zones and the restoration of additional areas of native vegetation.

Expression of interest forms are available on the City’s website. For more information residents can call the City on 9021 9600 or visit in person at the Administration building on Hannan Street.

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Adopt a Tree Program

Approximately 800 trees were planted in 2023 as part of the City’s annual Street Tree Planting program. As part of these efforts, the City is calling on residents, businesses, and community groups to express interest in participating in the Adopt a Tree Program. 

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