More trees for the Inner West
Friday, 15 March 2019
Inner West Council has received $600,000 to plant more trees in the local government area.
The grant is part of Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney program that assists councils to plant thousands more trees across Greater Sydney to increase tree canopy cover.
Inner West Council’s was one of the 32 projects awarded funding totaling $5,378,407 across 20 councils.
The grant funding will be used in areas with the least amount of existing tree canopy, focusing on tree maintenance and survival techniques, including concrete cutting, soil improvement and advanced sized tree planting.
Residents are invited to nominate any vacant tree pit or grass verge in front of their home for a new tree for future planting programs.
New planting requests can be made on Council’s website at Request a street tree
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said that grant-funded projects such as Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney will be delivered in conjunction with Council’s regular tree planting program.
“We will be planting significantly more than 1,000 trees each year,” he said.
“The Inner West is one Australia’s most densely urban areas, and that makes our trees amongst our most important natural assets,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Our street tree planting programs mean we are planting hundreds of suitable trees in appropriate places,” he said.
“Our commitment to planting trees is all about greening our community and expanding tree canopy in our streets, parks and public places.”
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