Five facts about Perth’s urban forest
Our urban forest statistics do not include the expansive Kings Park, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks.
1. We’ve had an Urban Forest Plan since 2016
The City’s plan provides a clear roadmap for how we’ll protect and grow a healthy, resilient urban forest. We are aiming to increase our canopy cover across streets, parks and public spaces to 30% by 2036.
2. We care for over 16,000 street and parkland trees
Since the City of Perth adopted the Urban Forest Plan, we have added a further 2,000 trees to our urban forest. More information can be on the Engage Perth website here.
3. Native trees make up over 65% of our urban forest
We have a range of trees across the City’s urban forest. The most abundant group is Eucalyptus trees, with over 40 different species.
4. Our trees are valued at over $100 million
The City of Perth’s trees deliver social, environmental, and economic benefits to us all. That’s why they are so highly valued ($100m+) and form a significant part of our broader sustainability focus.
That's just one of many steps we are taking in our sustainability journey
Together we can make a greener and more sustainable city for all to enjoy. Check out some of our other projects.