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The Town remains in the quarantine zone for the Polyphagous shot-hole borer

Residents are asked to keep an eye out and report signs of the polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB). More information can be found on this page or by visiting the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) website.

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The Town of Claremont is celebrated as one of Western Australia's leafiest urban councils. Its green spaces and plentiful trees and shrubs make it the WA council least vulnerable to extreme heat, as recognised in a 2017 study by national campaigners Greener Places Better Spaces.

Greener Places Better Spaces 'Where Should all the Trees Go' report found that the Town's green canopy made it the only urban council in WA, and one of only 12 nationwide, to achieve a low heat vulnerability rating.

This is one of a number of benefits of planting and preserving trees in the Town. Other benefits of trees include:

  • Reducing heat in the surrounding area by up to seven degrees celsius, in turn reducing annual heating and cooling costs by 12 to 15%
  • Providing shade, nesting and food for native birds and other wildlife
  • Enhancing the aesthetics of our Town
  • Adding value to your property, and the street as a whole
  • Preserving history - many of the Town's trees are over 100 years old

This is why the Town's trees are considered one of our most precious and valuable assets.

Adopt a Tree

A new initiative, the Town’s Adopt a Tree program is a special way to help support our restoration efforts at the Lake, and for the health of the planet. You can choose the size of tree from a selection of species which are more resilient to the borer.

When you adopt a tree, you can also choose to purchase a plaque with your own wording. 

To complete a registration of interest, please click here.

Policies & Plans

Support for Residents

Please click here for information on trees on private property.

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