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On Friday 13th October, a small team of six corporate volunteers with big heart joined the Creating Canopies team to plant. The volunteers were from from Sydney Branch of MUFG, Japan’s largest bank. The location was Marrong Reserve in Pemulwuy, in the heart of the Cumberland Local Government Area.

The volunteers rose to the challenge of planting 200 new native trees and shrubs, to create canopy and habitat for the future. This planting will transform a hillside that previously only supported invasive grasses and will create a corridor of trees through the reserve.



Why Were The Plantings Guarded?

While one of the goals of the Creating Canopies project is for all plantings is to provide food and habitat for native wildlife, the trees still have a way to grow before they can support the local kangaroo population.

Extra-large tree guards and netting were used to protect the new additions to the area from becoming a tasty morsel, and will give them the chance to establish.



About Marrong Reserve and Pemulwuy

Marrong Reserve includes a scenic lookout that provides a panoramic view of the Sydney region, including of the CBD and Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is colloquially known as Pemulwuy Lookout, after one of the most famous Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial era. Pemulwuy was a Bidjigal man of the Eora nation, who led attacks on the British settlements in the surrounding areas for over a decade.



Volunteer for Cumberland’s Bushcare Program

If you’d like to get involved in taking care of the environment in the Cumberland City Council area, you can join Cumberland’s Bushcare program and volunteer to assist in their open spaces, parks and bushland.

Get Involved in Creating Canopies

Find out more about Corporate Volunteering with Greater Sydney Landcare here. Be sure to download our Corporate Volunteering Info Pack.

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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