Free trees on us!

Inner West Council is giving away free trees to its residents in celebration of National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July. Council will host the free tree giveaway at Steel Park, Marrickville to coincide with a community planting at the site.

Council’s Coordinator Tree Management Gwilym Griffiths said Council has a range of great native trees to giveaway.

“These aren’t shrubs, they’re mature, established trees. We’ve got Sydney Red Gums, Banksias, Illawarra Flame Trees, Bottlebrush trees and more. They’ll make an instant impact on our local tree canopy, and our residents’ backyards,” said Mr Griffiths.

“They’ll also provide a multitude of benefits including reducing energy costs, increasing property values, providing shade and cooling – and the obvious environmental benefits,” he said.

The trees are advanced stock (25 litre bags/300mm pots). Residents wanting their free tree should plan to accommodate this size when picking it up.

Council’s free tree giveaway will run from 10am-1pm on Sunday 31 July at Steel Park, Marrickville. It will coincide with a tree planting at the site from 10am-12pm. For more information on the free tree giveaway, including conditions, visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/nationaltreeday.

Council will combine the Steel Park tree giveaway and tree planting with other plantings at Leichhardt Park, Lilyfield and Richard Murden Reserve, Haberfield.

“We’re inviting all residents, young and old, to get outside and connect with nature by participating in our National Tree Day events,” said Inner West Council Administrator Richard Pearson.

“National Tree Day is a call-to-action for all Australians to Get Outside and Grow, for their own health and that of the environment. It’s fun and has great environmental and health benefits for our community,” Mr Pearson said.

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