Greater Sydney Landcare’s Creating Canopies team have grown thousands of trees to plant in Greater Sydney. Help us to plant these trees and cool Sydney. We can make it greener and give places for our fauna to live for generations to come.
The keys to resilience in the environment and in our society are connectivity and diversity. Greater Sydney Landcare seeks to build resilience through knowledge sharing, active engagement and a series of important programs that support the health of our waterways and landscapes. These include Streamwatch, Saving our Species, Creating Canopies, Get your Hands Dirty and support for Local Landcare initiatives.
Greater Sydney Landcare, through its Creating Canopies program can help with all aspects of planning for a tree planting event – if you register with us. We source the right trees with local provenance, so that the trees are also resilient. Trees planted as tube stock, again delivering ‘resilience’, this time to project sites – as the tubestock adapts to their local microclimate by growing from a young age in the setting they will end up being trees in (compared to a nursery or greenhouse which could provide artificial conditions).
The benefits of being a registered Landcare group include:
· Public liability insurance up to $20 million for bush care activities for $40 pa
· Access to the GSLN’s extensive support network, including bush care workers
· Promotion of your planting as an integrated site, community garden and urban forest within the broader bush care community
· Recognition in the environmental sector as a productive site of sustainability and climate action.
Partnering with Landcare ultimately provides expertise, advice and resources to landowners. It supports the delivery of local solutions and provides additional support via the volunteer effort that is sometimes required. Landcare takes a long-term sustainable approach to all land and environmental management be it an urban bushland setting, on farming land or public land held by Councils and other public entities. Landcare brings confidence and insurance appropriate to each site. Within, Greater Sydney Landcare has a focus on youth and young adult education and engagement.
Photos – top LHS Sugar Glider and Bottom LHS thanks to Mary Erian, Liverpool City Council. RHS Blue Box, photo by Greater Sydney Landcare.
On Friday 29th January 2021, a small group of interested Landcarers went for a twilight walk in a small reserve near Liverpool, NSW. Previously known for Green and Golden Bell Frogs, the reserve is well connected to the Georges River and its natural corridors, but is little known or frequented.
The highlight of the walk was the numbers of Sugar Gliders spotted on and around the oldest tree on the site. It seemed the large Blue Box (Eucalyptus baeuriana) was home to a family who had a healthy litter this season. The sight was a lovely one, and almost coincidental considering the group had just been introduced to the importance of old growth trees for habitat on the Cumberland Plain, and elsewhere.[Read more…]