Our urban tree canopy

Over the next 20 years, our area will become increasingly warm as a result of climate change. Urban tree canopies play a significant role in helping create liveable neighbourhoods and benefit the health and wellbeing of our community. They provide shade, improve air quality, absorb carbon and rainfall, cool local environments, and support wildlife. Collectively, urban trees make up an urban forest. An added bonus is the beauty and charm street tree canopies bring to our neighbourhoods.

Help us increase our urban canopy

The City of Canada Bay is part of the NSW Government's Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney project, which aims to increase tree canopy cover across Sydney's streets, parks, backyards, neighbourhoods and schools. At the City of Canada Bay, our aim is to increase tree canopy cover from 18 to 25 per cent across the City by 2040. To make this happen, we need to plant 2,500 trees every year. Council is planning to plant 1,500 trees each year and we are counting on our community to help us by planting the remaining 1,000 trees to reach our quota each year. 

Whether you are a school, community group, business or resident, we need your help to plant trees for the future. If you have space to plant a tree you can apply for a free tree or check our Urban Canopy Street Trees guide to choose a tree suitable to our area. If you have already planted a tree, you can register it to make it count towards our targets. 

See our Trees Matter brochure for more information. 

Under the Trees event program

Come join us for a tree-mendous week of events taking place for our first ever Under the Trees program this June! There will be an online or face-to-face event to suit all ages and help you learn more about our local trees:

  • Thursday, 23 June: Tree ID Walk
  • Friday, 24 June: Storytime and Tree Art for Kids
  • Saturday, 25 June: Tree Maintenance 
  • Sunday, 26 June: Botanical Art for Kids
  • Monday, 27 June: Growing Organic Fruit Trees
  • Tuesday, 28 June: Gardening for Wildlife Webinar
  • Wednesday, 29 June: Botanical Art for Adults

To find out more about each event or to book your spot, visit Council's Eventbrite page.

This program is jointly funded by the City of Canada Bay and the Department of Planning as part of the Five Million Trees grant program.

Giveaway for National Tree Day!

Help green our City by coming along to Jellicoe Street Piazza in Concord on Sunday, 31 July to claim your free native seedling (available from 9:30am until sold out). There will be trees, shrubs and ground cover for giveaway to local residents. Bring along your ID or rates notice as proof of address, and chat to Council's experts to find out what trees and plants are best for your garden. 


Urban Canopy Strategy

Learn more about the City of Canada Bay Urban Canopy Strategy, our targets, plans and why we need your help.  

Benefits of trees

Why are trees so important? Did you know trees have a direct impact on our physical and mental well-being? 

Council tree planting

See where Council is currently planting trees and help us find other suitable locations to reach our targets.

Meet local species

Are you familiar with native tree species in our area? Do you need help choosing the right tree to plant? Check out our guide to local species. 

Tree Trail

Come for a walk and learn how cool our trees really are! You will meet nearly 40 local trees and learn what role they play in our environment. 


Read about Council's conservation efforts and how you too can get involved!