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to cool down Sydney

Greater Sydney Landcare, in partnership with Landcare NSW, is planting 200,000 native trees across Greater Sydney from 2023 – 2025, as part of the Greening our City initiative. Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

We’re Creating Canopies to reduce urban heat in Greater Sydney.

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Landcare NSW

Growing Sydney's Tree Canopy

Planting 200,000 trees in 3 years

Prioritising LGA’s with 30% canopy or less

Providing habitat for flora and fauna

Recruiting community volunteers to plant trees

Connecting people with nature and green spaces

The Creating Canopies Project is planting 200,000 trees by the end of 2025

Greater Sydney Landcare wants to partner with you, the community of Landcare groups, Bushcare groups, organisations, and dedicated individuals who are working to improve the natural environment in your local areas. We’re looking to you to tell us where you’d like to see trees planted and be the stewards that ensure they survive and thrive.

We work with local experts and nurseries to make sure that we get the correct advice on tree species for each site. We will work with our partners to identify strategic sites and corridors that need additional canopy plantings that both provide shade and benefit local ecosystems.

This project is also an opportunity for Landcare to increase awareness of volunteer opportunities across the Greater Sydney region and raise awareness and interest in improving bushland. Our shared challenge is not only to get the trees in the ground but to monitor them and provide education to ensure they survive.

As Greater Sydney grows, more and more of it is affected by urban heat. This impacts on our communities’ access to the outdoors and connection to nature. We will be targeting heat-affected areas to help create canopies that cool the city. Tree canopies will help to create habitat for wildlife, tree diversity, and a cooler city creating spaces that invite people back into nature.

Volunteer Opportunities

Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney is looking for volunteers and landholders from across the region interested in participating in tree planting activities and creating future canopies. If you want to get involved – please get in touch via email or registering your interest.

Register your site for Trees

Looking for ways to beautify your property and help the environment at the same time? Consider planting trees as part of the Creating Canopies Project.

Creating Canopies Planting Locations - 2023 to 2025


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