APPLICATION FOR FREE VERGE PLANTS
FOR RESIDENTS OF SERPENTINE-JARRAHDALE
The Free Verge Plant Program operates in partnership with Landcare SJ and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
Residents of Serpentine Jarrahdale are eligible to receive free verge seedlings for up to 4 years, subject to conditions. Additional information will be provided with your seedling voucher.
Round 1 applications open on 15th June and close 30th July 2019. Successful applications will receive a seedling voucher which is valid until 31st August 2019.
Serpentine Jarrahdale residents are encouraged to plant native species and increase connectivity throughout the Shire of SJ for our native plants and animals.
APPLICATION FORM FOR FREE VERGE PLANTS
Complete the form and then press submit. Please note incomplete or multiple applications will not be processed.
Street Tree Program
There are many economic, environmental and social benefits to tree canopy cover. Trees are an important natural asset that provide shade, reduce air temperature and control storm water flow. They also offer economic value by helping reduce energy costs and increasing property values. Studies have also shown green space to have a positive impact on mental health.
Trees are especially effective for cooling neighbourhoods and improving comfort during warm, sunny weather through evaporation and shade. It is six degrees cooler under a full tree canopy cover. Shade is critical for improved human thermal comfort.
Trees and plants improve people’s sense of wellbeing. There are a number of benefits that would arise from the Shire’s Street Tree Program. These include, but are not limited to, the below points:
• Increase biodiversity
• Trees act as wind breaks
• Plants improve air quality
• Plants reduce greenhouse gas emissions
• Trees can contribute to the character of our Shire
• Combat urban heat where temperatures build-up due to low vegetation
• Increase property values
• Provide cooler liveable residential areas.
• Reduce energy demands particularly in summer due to shade