Greater Sydney Landcare Network is partnering with Landcare NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to plant thousands of trees to expand the city’s green canopy.
The NSW Government has signed contract with Landcare NSW for 100,000 trees to be planted across Greater Sydney, with a focus on Western Sydney.
The trees with provide relief from urban heat, increase biodiversity and contribute to habitat for wildlife.
href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BREAKING We've partnered with @GreeningAust and @LandcareNSW to plant thousands of new trees across #GreaterSydney to expand the city’s green canopy 🌱: https://t.co/Nc4IRMnXH0 pic.twitter.com/s8W09hkTC9— Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (@NSWDPIE) May 27, 2020
The new partnership will contribute to the NSW Government’s target to plant one million trees by 2022.
Landcare NSW CEO Dr Adrian Zammit said the project will help support the development of green spaces across Greater Sydney.
“With the support of the Greater Sydney Landcare Network we will help grow native canopy to cool our city with Landcarers helping landowners and community members participate in tree planting activities.
“Our shared challenge is not only to get the trees in the ground but to monitor and provide education to ensure they survive.”