Verges and Street Trees

Find out about verges and street trees; including our verge herbicide program, the 2018 free verge plant program, the street tree program and how to 'keep it local' with local plant species.

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Verge Herbicide and Planting Program

We provide free verge herbicide (glyphosate biactive) to assist with managing weeds on residential verges. If you're not keen on herbicides, you can contact us for advice on alternative methods of weed control.

  • Environmental Services Team

    Phone Work 9526 1111

Free Verge Plant Program 2018

Please note that our Free Verge Plant Program for 2018 is now closed. We're so grateful for everyone's interest in keeping SJ green. Applications for next year will open in June 2019.

The Free Verge Plant Program is run in partnership between Landcare SJ, the Roadside Care Volunteers, and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

To encourage all landholders in the Shire of SJ to apply for this FREE program Landcare SJ have streamlined the application process.

Applicants can apply four times and will be sent a voucher to cover the cost of their allocated seedlings. This voucher can be redeemed at any time at the Australian Native Nursery in Oakford BEFORE October 1st 2018. The staff at the nursery will help landowners choose native seedlings that will flourish in respect to soil type, the presence of power lines and weed burdens.

Small landholders will be able to apply for an amount of native seedlings to be used in their front gardens as well as their verge. This is too encourage all community members to plant native species and increase connectivity throughout the Shire of SJ for our native plants and animals.

The native seedlings provided for this program are valued at $5 ea with the cost covered by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. If you would like to increase the amount of seedlings you pick up additional plants can be purchased from the Australian Native Nursery.

    Street Tree Program

    Street trees make such a difference to our community. From lowering air temperatures around our homes to reducing noise and storm-water runoff, they also add to the character of our unique area. Residents are eligible to have a street tree supplied and planted at their property.

    If you would like a street tree, please email the Shire at or call on 9526 1111. We will need to know your name, contact number and address so our Operations crew can contact you to discuss available tree types and location.

    Keeping It Local

    We encourage the use of plants native to the Swan Coastal Plain wherever possible. These plants are hardy, waterwise, and in some instances even fire-resistant.