Greening Our City hits its target

Trees play an important role in creating great places for our communities, enhancing outdoor recreation and exercise opportunities, and making the places we live and work greener, cooler, and more connected. Green canopy enhances the amenity of local parks and streets and is crucial in providing vital shade that reduces ambient temperatures and mitigates the urban heat island effect.

Trees improve local character and enhance property values. They extend habitat, increasing the biodiversity of cities serving as a home for animals and birds. Air quality is improved by removing fine particles from the air and trees mitigate the impact of climate change, acting as a storehouse for carbon dioxide.

The target for the NSW Government was to have 1 million trees planted and registered with the Department of Planning and Environment by 2022.

The 1 millionth tree was planted on 5 November 2022.

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