Administration Building Refurbishment

The City will be commencing its refurbishment works to the customer service foyer at the administration building from 19 April – 14 June 2022. During this period, we would appreciate any customers wishing to make an enquiry to do so, where possible, either via phone 9439 0200 or email customer@kwinana.wa.gov.au. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Story Trees Trail

Story Trees Trail

Story Trees Trail 

Grab your smart device and join us on the Story Tree Trail during the April School Holidays.

Discover special trees in your parks, and reserves throughout Kwinana. Find out about the story behind the tree.
Visit all trees, share your story or photo, solve the word puzzle and be in the running to win a Tree Top Adventure for a family of four at Dwellingup.

Download map and entry form here. 

How to win? 

Visit all trees, share your story here, solve the word puzzle and be in the running to win some awesome prizes. 

T & C's apply.

Story Trees

Medina Avenue Figs

figs in medina     

Suburb 
Medina 

Species 
Ficus microcarpa "hillii" (Hills weeping fig)

Story
The distinctive tree lined streets of Medina are Heritage Listed, planted some time in the 1950's when the suburb and shopping centre was first established. The feature trees would ensure pedestrians have continuous shade when walking to the shops in summer. An important benefit in light of the changing climate.

Aboriginal Scarred Tree

Aboriginal Scarred Tree
 

Suburb 
Medina 

Species 
Eucalyptus gomphocephala

Story
This tree is an Aboriginal Scarred Tree as the yowala (bark), has been deliberately removed to create materials and tools such as miya (shelters), yandi (containers) or Marking a living boom (tree) for spiritual or historical significance.

Norfolk Island Pines at Wells Park

Norfolk Island Pines of Kwinana Beach

Suburb
Kwinana Beach 

Species
Araucaria heterophylla

Story
Norfolk Island Pines as the name suggests are native to Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean, and so are well adapted to growing close to the sea, with a high tolerance to salt and wind. They are thought to be planted in many coastal towns as shipping landmarks, with their distinctive shape easy to spot from the ocean.

Freshwater Paperbarks of Sloans Reserve

Freshwater Paperbark of Sloans Reserve

Suburb
Leda

Species
Melaleuca raphiophylla

Story
This common wetland tree rarely grow more than 10m tall. They often split into two or more branches, with a thick canopy. It is also a very important waterbird nesting area. It is one of the tree species contained around wetlands such as the Spectacles. They flower prolifically in spring/summer and attract many insects.

Plane Trees of Pimlico Gardens

plane trees
 

Suburb
Wellard

Species 
Planatus acerifolia

Story
This is a popular local Park, and one of the few places you can experience a European autumn in Kwinana, with lots of autumn leaves falling from the London Plane Trees.

Marri of Rushbroke Park, Wellard

marri tree at rushbroke park
 

Suburb
Wellard

Species
Corymbia calophylla

Story
Marris are an iconic tree, they prefer fertile soils, and can grow up to 30m in some areas on the Darling Range. They are a very important food source for both the Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and the Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, who are often heard actively devouring the seeds.

Giant Pine of Gemstone Park

Giant Pine of Gemstone Park

Suburb
Wellard

Species
Pinus pinaster

Story
These pines are a remnant from a time when the region contained larger Pine Plantations, but in this instance it marks a previous homestead from the 1950's along Johnston Road. These pines are particularly favoured as a food source of the Endangered Carnaby Black Cockatoo, as much of their existing native food source has diminished over the years.

The Stout Paperbark "Modong" of Belgravia Dampland

Stout Paperbark of Belgravia Dampland

Suburb
Bertram

Species
Melaleuca preissiana

Story
This species of Paperbark, is the largest in Perth, growing to 15m in height, and commonly found around lakes or damplands, usually further back than the Freshwater Paperbark that you may have seen at Sloans Reserve.

Majestic Jarrah of Wildflower Reserve

Majestic Jarrah of Wildflower Reserve

Suburb 
Orelia

Species
Eucalyptus marginata

Story
Jarrah Trees remind us of a bygone era, when the prized timber was harvested and exported with great enthusiasm for building projects around the world. As a result there are few trees of this size remaining on the Swan Coastal Plain. If you take a closer look you can see scarring caused by resident possums. If you venture to the lookout, we can see what it feels like to be above the treeline.

The Stout Paperbark of Wandi

Stout Paperbark of Wandi

Suburb
Wandi

Species 
Melaleuca preissiana

Story
This species of Paperbark, is the largest in Perth, growing to 15m in height, and commonly found around lakes or damplands, usually further back than the Freshwater Paperbark that you may have seen at Sloans Reserve.

Firewood Banksia of Wandi

Firewood Banskia of Litchfield Reserve.

Suburb
Wandi

Species
Banksia menziesii

Story
Take a stroll from the play ground into the reserve. Once you venture beyond the gate you will find many Firewood Banksia's in flower. The vibrant colours of the flowers contrast with the grey-green colour of the leaves. Honeyeating birds are particularly fond of this flower's nectar.

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