A new restoration project will see more than 250 iconic Western Australian trees planted on West Perth’s doorstop on the perimeter of Kings Park.

Banksias native to Kings Park bushland will be planted in the restoration. Photo: J. Thomas.

The project, commencing in late April 2020, will bring native banksias, eucalypts and nuytsias (known as the WA Christmas tree) within reach of city commuters, cyclists and pedestrians who use the paths along the edge of the park.

The young trees and understorey plants have been grown in the Kings Park nursery from seed collected in Kings Park bushland. They will be planted in the restoration site in Kings Park opposite Havelock Street and close to the Next Generation Kings Park complex. Weeds have been progressively removed from the area over the past 12 months in preparation for the restoration project. A number of introduced trees, considered to be woody weeds (not native to the Kings Park bushland), are being removed to make way for the new trees, with works commencing on 28 April 2020.

The restoration site will support the conservation of Perth’s threatened banksia woodlands and is expected to grow into a beautiful transition from bushland to parkland for visitors in years to come.

Planting will begin in winter 2020 and continue in subsequent years.

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