Friends of Lake Claremont Ltd. Tree Day Site Details

Friends of Lake Claremont Ltd.

This year we are planting 1000 native seedlings in the Ballaruk Bushland on the west side of Lake Claremont. This small patch is recognized as one of the few remaining Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) Woodlands and Forests of the Swan Coastal Plain – now listed as critically endangered under the EPBC Act. The remnant bushland was highly degraded and nearly lost post-European settlement. Restorations efforts began here 30 years ago. Understory planting this year will help to increase the health and biodiversity of the bushland adding habitat for the local wildlife including insects, reptiles, birds and the recently reintroduced quenda (southern brown bandicoot). One of the plant species that will be added is an annual herb, Parietaria cardiostegia, which the larvae of the Yellow Admiral butterfly feed on. The Friends of Lake Claremont (FOLC) are working closely with the Town of Claremont on one of the largest ongoing urban restoration projects in Australia! Over the past 13 years, we have re-created over 10 hectares of native bushland adjacent to Lake Claremont, a Conservation Category Wetland and Bush Forever site. We have noticed an increase in the number of bush birds since our restoration work commenced, and the return of some species like the Variegated Fairy-wrens. There are now over 100 species of birds that live or visit here.

Wildlife Corridors Native Animal Habitat


Sunday, 11 June 2023

8:00am to 10:00am


cul-de-sac Myera Street


WA 6010


Site Organiser

Heidi Hardisty

RSVP Contact

Heidi Hardisty

0416 614 696

Suitable for Children


Accessible for Disabled



Meet at the cul-de-sac on the south end of Myera Street, Swanbourne. Street parking. We are planting in the adjacent Ballaruk Bushland on the west side of Lake Claremont.


All ages are welcome. Instructions, tools and gloves are supplied. Tea, refreshments and snacks will be served. Please wear closed-in shoes, long-sleeves, a hat. Be prepared for rain. Book early to avoid disappointment. Only 40 places are available.


Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments


Malin Ekenberg