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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.

Serpentine Jarrahdale residents are encouraged to plant native species and increase connectivity throughout the Shire for our native plants and animals.

A downloadable guide to growing native plant species in Serpentine Jarrahdale and North MurrayClick on the image to download Keeping it Local or pick up a copy from Landcare SJ

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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

If you would like a street tree, please email the Shire at or call on 9526 1111. We will need to know your name, contact number and address so our Operations crew can contact you to discuss available tree types and location.


Incomplete and multiple applications will not be accepted.

Please contact the Landcare SJ office via the Contact Us form  if you have difficulty submitting the form as the application may have been successful.

    LENGTH OF VERGE TO BE PLANTED m:Less than 10m10-20mmore than 20m

    Deep sandClaySand over clay/gravel