Greening Samson

Mapping and thermal imaging carried out for the Urban Forest Plan identified that Samson is a ‘hot spot’ with little canopy cover outside the reserve.


Green spaces and trees provide a range of economic, social and environmental benefits. As the number of extreme heat days increase annually and average temperatures continue to rise, methods to cool our cities are also increasingly important for public health.


Several species of plants have been chosen across Samson and will be planted in winter 2018.

Each year the City of Fremantle invites residents to request a free street tree for their verge. As part of the newly adopted Urban Forest Plan, this year we are trialing a new approach in Samson. Species were carefully selected based on existing planting in the street, proximity to bushland, power lines and foot paths.




See how the area has changed into the suburb we know today.

Hover over the red button to reveal more information. The final slide shows the thermal imaging undertaken for the Urban Forest Plan as well as the South West biodiversity corridor running through the area.


Mapping and thermal imaging carried out for the Urban Forest Plan identified that Samson is a ‘hot spot’ with little canopy cover outside the reserve.


Green spaces and trees provide a range of economic, social and environmental benefits. As the number of extreme heat days increase annually and average temperatures continue to rise, methods to cool our cities are also increasingly important for public health.


Several species of plants have been chosen across Samson and will be planted in winter 2018.

Each year the City of Fremantle invites residents to request a free street tree for their verge. As part of the newly adopted Urban Forest Plan, this year we are trialing a new approach in Samson. Species were carefully selected based on existing planting in the street, proximity to bushland, power lines and foot paths.




See how the area has changed into the suburb we know today.

Hover over the red button to reveal more information. The final slide shows the thermal imaging undertaken for the Urban Forest Plan as well as the South West biodiversity corridor running through the area.


  • Samson's Urban Forest Growing

    6 months ago
    Tree planting

    More than 1800 trees have been planted over the past 12 months as part of the plan to create an urban forest in Fremantle. The suburb of Samson had the highest tree planting numbers across the City in 2017/18, with 212 trees planted.

    Mapping undertaken for the Urban Forest Plan identified Samson had some of the lowest canopy coverage in Fremantle, which meant Samson was on average two degrees hotter than nearby suburbs due to the urban heat island effect. Read more.


    More than 1800 trees have been planted over the past 12 months as part of the plan to create an urban forest in Fremantle. The suburb of Samson had the highest tree planting numbers across the City in 2017/18, with 212 trees planted.

    Mapping undertaken for the Urban Forest Plan identified Samson had some of the lowest canopy coverage in Fremantle, which meant Samson was on average two degrees hotter than nearby suburbs due to the urban heat island effect. Read more.


  • Planting finished for 2018

    11 months ago
    Greening samson

    Verge tree planting around Samson has now wrapped up! During May 2018, the City of Fremantle was able to plant 208 new verge trees in Samson. The initiative is aimed at reducing urban heat island effect and improving the biodiversity corridor. If you'd now like a free street tree on your verge you can request one for planting next winter using the easy online request form.

    Verge tree planting around Samson has now wrapped up! During May 2018, the City of Fremantle was able to plant 208 new verge trees in Samson. The initiative is aimed at reducing urban heat island effect and improving the biodiversity corridor. If you'd now like a free street tree on your verge you can request one for planting next winter using the easy online request form.

  • Greening Samson Event

    11 months ago
    Greening event buster

    It was great to see so many people head down to Samson Park on 12th May We gave away 50 native plants for Samson residents to plant in their garden or verge, talked playground renewal and the current verge tree planting program, Buster the Fun Bus was kept busy and our Recycling Roadshow gave out information on waste management and recycling. Click for more photos.


    It was great to see so many people head down to Samson Park on 12th May We gave away 50 native plants for Samson residents to plant in their garden or verge, talked playground renewal and the current verge tree planting program, Buster the Fun Bus was kept busy and our Recycling Roadshow gave out information on waste management and recycling. Click for more photos.


  • Planting starts this week!

    12 months ago
    Choose tree

    Our contractors will begin planting verge trees in Samson from Wednesday 9 May. The planting will take approximately three weeks to complete and will be going from street to street. We ask all Samson residents to clear your verges of any cars or items that may get in the way.

    Greening Samson is part of our initiative to reduce urban heat island in Samson for the benefit of local residents and improve biodiversity links through the suburb. Mapping undertaken for the City's Urban Forest Plan showed Samson has some of the lowest canopy coverage in Fremantle and is on average two degrees hotter than nearby suburbs. You can read more in the original news article here.


    Our contractors will begin planting verge trees in Samson from Wednesday 9 May. The planting will take approximately three weeks to complete and will be going from street to street. We ask all Samson residents to clear your verges of any cars or items that may get in the way.

    Greening Samson is part of our initiative to reduce urban heat island in Samson for the benefit of local residents and improve biodiversity links through the suburb. Mapping undertaken for the City's Urban Forest Plan showed Samson has some of the lowest canopy coverage in Fremantle and is on average two degrees hotter than nearby suburbs. You can read more in the original news article here.


  • Greening Samson Community Event

    about 1 year ago
    Samson poster 12 may header

    Come down to Sir Frederick Samson Park on Saturday 12 May from 9am to 12.30. There's free hands-on activities to get involved in such as revegetation planting in Samson Park bushland (volunteers welcome please register at 9am), Buster the Fun Bus and children's activities.

    Plus:

    • Expert advice on greening your property and information on the Greening Samson project.
    • Free native plant giveaways to get you started (City of Fremantle residents - please bring proof of address).
    • Samson Primary P&C cake stall and fundraising.
    • News on the Samson playground renewal.
    • Bring your household batteries, car batteries, fluorescent lights, mobile phones and ink cartridges for the City's Resource Recovery team to take away.
    • ‘Let’s Talk Rubbish!’ - helpful info on the City's new recycling centre, FOGO and the State Government plastic bag ban.


    Come down to Sir Frederick Samson Park on Saturday 12 May from 9am to 12.30. There's free hands-on activities to get involved in such as revegetation planting in Samson Park bushland (volunteers welcome please register at 9am), Buster the Fun Bus and children's activities.

    Plus:

    • Expert advice on greening your property and information on the Greening Samson project.
    • Free native plant giveaways to get you started (City of Fremantle residents - please bring proof of address).
    • Samson Primary P&C cake stall and fundraising.
    • News on the Samson playground renewal.
    • Bring your household batteries, car batteries, fluorescent lights, mobile phones and ink cartridges for the City's Resource Recovery team to take away.
    • ‘Let’s Talk Rubbish!’ - helpful info on the City's new recycling centre, FOGO and the State Government plastic bag ban.


  • Proposed Tree Selection Finalised

    about 1 year ago
    Trees

    Homes in Samson with verges suitable for planting will receive a letter outlining the proposed new street tree, including a second option. If you are happy with this choice no action is necessary (planting will take place in winter).

    If you would like to request the second option or discuss the proposed planting with our team there are several ways to contact us:

    Complete our online contact form and indicate that you would like to request option two or be contacted (you must include contact details so we can confirm your choice).

    or

    Contact the Infrastructure Business Services Team on 9432 9999 (business hours) or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

    We need to receive your request by 21 February 2018 so we can finalise our tree orders.


    Homes in Samson with verges suitable for planting will receive a letter outlining the proposed new street tree, including a second option. If you are happy with this choice no action is necessary (planting will take place in winter).

    If you would like to request the second option or discuss the proposed planting with our team there are several ways to contact us:

    Complete our online contact form and indicate that you would like to request option two or be contacted (you must include contact details so we can confirm your choice).

    or

    Contact the Infrastructure Business Services Team on 9432 9999 (business hours) or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

    We need to receive your request by 21 February 2018 so we can finalise our tree orders.


  • More Trees for Samson

    about 1 year ago
    Imagery 2013 09 thermal

    Thermal mapping carried out for the Urban Forest Plan to measure the current ‘urban heat island effect’ identified that Samson is a ‘hot spot’ with little canopy cover.

    The image to the left shows the temperature difference between the green space and surrounding urban area. The blue shading represents an important biodiversity ‘green link’ running through Samson.

    This has implications for community health, so in 2018 the City of Fremantle is prioritising Samson in its annual winter planting programme, with the aim of introducing hundreds of new trees to the suburb.

    Most of these will be verge plantings, however there are other opportunities to introduce new trees. If you are interesting in being involved in community engagement opportunities for the Samson priority planting please email communityengagement@fremantle.wa.gov.au


    Thermal mapping carried out for the Urban Forest Plan to measure the current ‘urban heat island effect’ identified that Samson is a ‘hot spot’ with little canopy cover.

    The image to the left shows the temperature difference between the green space and surrounding urban area. The blue shading represents an important biodiversity ‘green link’ running through Samson.

    This has implications for community health, so in 2018 the City of Fremantle is prioritising Samson in its annual winter planting programme, with the aim of introducing hundreds of new trees to the suburb.

    Most of these will be verge plantings, however there are other opportunities to introduce new trees. If you are interesting in being involved in community engagement opportunities for the Samson priority planting please email communityengagement@fremantle.wa.gov.au