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Find out how Creating Canopies 2023 National Tree Day planting at Gough Park in Cecil Hills is growing.

UPDATE: Gough Park – Creating Canopies National Tree Day 2023

On Saturday 29th July 2023, over 50 volunteers joined Creating Canopies to celebrate National Tree Day by planting 3,000 trees and shrubs at Gough Park in Cecil Hills, in the Liverpool LGA.

It was great to be joined by the We Are One volunteering group, the Sai Organisation, Liverpool City Councillor Charishma Kaliyanda, and two fire trucks worth of firefighters from the NSW Rural Fire Service on the day who helped water in the plants.

  • National Tree Day 2023 volunteers for Creating Canopies, a project by Greater Sydney Landcare.

Greater Sydney Landcare’s Natural Resources Manager Esteban Zepeda visited the site in December 2023 and noted an 87% survival rate for the planting.

Esteban said, “[the] plantings are doing well with only minor death in isolated areas especially one particular species, Casuarine glauca.”

Esteban saw the weed Chilean needle grass very close to plantings. He noted, “This species needs to be monitored and removed by Council to ensure it does not overtake plantings.”

During the visit, Esteban removed grasses from around the plants, then spot sprayed. He also used the scrape and paint method to control Blackberry weeds within our site.

Become a Liverpool Bushcare Volunteer

If you’d like to contribute to environmental efforts in Liverpool, you can become a Bushcare volunteer and regenerate bushland. No experience is necessary as training is provided.

Get Involved in Creating Canopies

If you’d like to find out how to get free trees planted on your land, visit our Register Your Site for Trees page.

Come along and plant trees with Creating Canopies. Find out what events we have coming up on Greater Sydney Landcare’s Eventbrite page.

About Creating Canopies

Landcare NSW and Greater Sydney Landcare are planting 200,000 trees as part of the Greening our City program to help reduce urban heat in Greater Sydney. Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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