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WA Tree Festival 2024 

The WA Tree Festival runs from 6 April to the 5th May and provides a platform for local councils and community groups to come together to showcase the crucial importance of trees within Perth. 

Since the formation of the Town's Climate Emergency Strategy in 2022, The Town has committed to increasing the Towns canopy cover to 30% by 2030. In line with this commitment, the Town has again partnered with the WA Tree Festival for the second consecutive year. 

Given East Fremantle's considerable urban landscape, green spaces are important for the local community and native biodiversity. East Fremantle currently has a canopy cover of 16%, a green cover of 20.5%, including shrubs under 3 meters and tree over 3 meters. 



For information on WA Tree Festival events and how to get involved, visit the WA Tree Festival. 

Join us in making a difference for a greener, healthier future!

Bee Hotel Workshop 

Wednesday 10 April | 10am - 11am | $7 

The Meeting Place, 245 South Terrace,, South Fremantle, Australia

About this Event
Learn how to make your garden a sanctuary by planting native wildflowers and make a bee hotel out of recycled materials.

The workshop is suitable for adults and children. It is suitable for children 8-15 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Booking essential

    Samson Tree Festival

    Saturday 20 April | 10am - 3pm

    Samson Park, Fremantle 

    About this Event 

    • Cultural Walks led by Elders
    • Meet with East Freo CARG, Friends of Samson Park, and Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre
    • Learn to identify eucalyptus trees and make gum tree jewelry
    • Workshops: Remida Junk Bugs Making for Children, Bobtail Workshop, Tree Bathing and Drawing with the Tree’s Art Workshop

    for more information visit Samson Tree Festival 

    Native Plant Sale 

    Wednesday 1 May - 31 May  

    Each year the Town partners with APACE Nursery in North Fremantle to provide native plants at a subsidised cost to East Fremantle residents during May.

    Key facts about subsidy:
    • The subsidy scheme starts on Wednesday, 1 May
    • Subsidized plants are approximately $2.50/plant, normally priced at $5 each
    • Purchase up to 40 plants/household 
    • Please bring proof of address to verify eligibility
    • Payment by EFTPOS ONLY, no preordering, first-in, best-dressed 
    • Location: 1 Johannah St, North Fremantle
    for more information visit Annual Native Plant Sale. 


    Request a Free Verge Tree

    Residents are eligible to request a Free Verge Tree. 

    If you would like to green up your verge and help cool down your street.

    For more information visit Verge Tree Form.

    Free Mulch 

    Mulching is an easy way to develop a waterwise garden. East Fremantle residents can collect free mulch from the Fremantle Recycle Centre at no cost. 

    For opening hours visit Fremantle Recycling Centre  (please take a form of Identification).

    FOGO compost 

    Residents can access FOGO compost from the Fremantle Recycling Centre for $5 per bag.

    For more information visit Fremantle Recycling Centre. 

    Native Verge Garden 

    Looking to green and beautify your verge? Create a native and waterwise verge.

    For more information visit Verge Construction 
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