1,000 New Street Trees for Inner West
Inner West Council is on track to plant over 1,000 street trees this planting season.
Former Mayor of Marrickville Sam Iskandar was on hand today to see the planting crews in action and congratulate them on an excellent job.
The row of Corymbia maculata, commonly known as Spotted Gum, were planted on Richardson Crescent Marrickville.
Council’s street tree planting program is guided by the various policies, strategies and plans of the three former councils that make up Inner West Council, including the Ashfield Street Tree Strategy, the Leichhardt Urban Forest Policy, and the Marrickville Street Tree Master Plan.
All provide for street tree planning, maintenance and protection with the ultimate aim of increasing our urban canopy.
“Trees are amongst the inner west’s most important natural assets,” said Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson.
“It’s no secret that the inner west of Sydney is one of the most highly urbanised environments in Australia.
“Planting over 1,000 trees just this planting season alone shows a real commitment to greening our local government area,” he said.
Inner West Council also celebrated National Tree Day in late July with events across three inner west locations.
Planting days were held at Leichhardt Park in Lilyfield, Richard Murden Reserve in Haberfield and Steel Park in Marrickville.
As well, Council held a free tree giveaway – advanced stock trees were made available to any Council resident who wanted one.
“I think we all agree we want a greener, healthier, and more beautiful inner west,” Mr Pearson said.
“Council is committed to increasing the number of trees in our streets and parks, and also improving the health of our existing trees.
“But we’re also concerned with increasing biodiversity. I’m really pleased that we’ve added another 1,000 or so street trees to the inner west landscape,” he said.