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.
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.
Learn more about the City of Canada Bay Urban Canopy Strategy, our targets, plans and why we need your help.
Why are trees so important? Did you know trees have a direct impact on our physical and mental well-being?
See where Council is currently planting trees and help us find other suitable locations to reach our targets.
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.
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.