Going beyond the bark at WA Tree Festival

Published on Thursday, 6 April 2023 at 11:21:39 AM

We are again going beyond the bark at this year's WA Tree Festival! The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale recognises SJ's unique natural charm, making it a wonderful place to visit and live.

From 10 April – 10 May 2023, the WA Tree Festival will take place in collaboration with various councils and community groups to raise awareness about the critical role of trees and other plants in our local ecosystems.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has organised several local events to celebrate the significance of trees in our community. Please click here for more information on the WA Tree Festival.

Find out more about the events happening in the Shire below:

Orienteering comes to Jarrahdale

Starting at Jarrahdale Mill on Jarrahdale Road, this adventure includes landmarks like the old mill site, historic buildings, Gooralong Brook and a mixture of open and thick forest. Numerous tracks provide a safe and exciting environment for orienteering.

Participants can download the maps from the link below to start their adventure.

Three Standard line courses are available:

Easy: Can be completed entirely on paths, tracks and open ground, with simple navigation decisions. It does not require crossing Gooralong Brook (Distance 1.7km, 20m climb).

Moderate: Can be completed on paths, tracks and open ground but there are some significant cross-country route choice options. Expect to cover more than the ‘straight line’ course distance (2.4km, 35m climb).

Hard: Designed for maximum route choice options, with some control sites requiring more detailed map interpretation. Some control sites are a short distance off tracks. Expect to cover more than the ‘straight line’ course distance (2.8km, 60m climb).

To find out more, click here. 

Play trails

SJ Play trails take traditional scavenger hunt games to a whole new level! Visit trail locations to unlock challenges, solve quiz questions and score points! To find out more, click here.

Jarrahdale park run

Enjoy an early Saturday morning run through Jarrahdale’s natural bushland. A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Every Saturday at 8am. To find out more, click here.

Storytime under the tree

Enjoy a special Storytime edition under a tree! Join our event on Wednesday, 26 April, at 10am at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library, 858 Southwestern Highway, Byford.

Jarrahdale Heritage Society walks

Take a walk in the bush, picnic or have a coffee in the hills. Absorb the forest's flora & fauna and allow your senses to come alive – see, hear and smell nature at its best. Spend time exploring the museum and taking in the town's history. Buy maps of the many walk trails and join our guided bush walks.

Please register for guided bush walks by clicking here. 

For more information about the WA Tree Festival, please click here.

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