National Tree Day

The City of Perth organised a tree planting on National Tree Day on the 30 July at the Narrows Interchange area, planting nearly 3700 plants.  The Lord Mayor of the City of Perth, Basil Zempilas, Councillor Clyde Bevan, CEO Michelle Reynolds, President of Buddhist Council of WA and Buddha’s Light International Association Elder Advisor, Natasha Tang, President of Buddha’s Light International Association, Kim Yen Chen were present for the event together with approximately 150 volunteers from the community. 

The event started with a traditional smoking ceremony by Noongar Elder Neville Collard. Lord Mayor of the City of Perth, Basil Zempilas thanked everyone for attending and recognised the significance of tree planting within the City of Perth and its global sustainability. 

Plant species have been selected from the Karrakatta and Vasse complexes. The Boorloo/Perth area is called the Karrakatta soil and the Vasse soil is found closer to the river. Species such as Marri, Jarrah and Tuart, Banksia, Wattles and Melaleuca are native to these soils and would have been found in abundance prior to settlement. The aim is to repopulate this area with endemic plants species.