National Tree Day this weekend

National Tree Day is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and help green our City. This Sunday 27 July, volunteers will plant 4,500 new seedlings in Sydney Park to celebrate Planet Ark's National Tree Day.

More than 300 volunteers and visitors are expected to join the free tree planting event, where they can enjoy a barbeque, learn about greening their homes and help cool the city at the same time.

The City supports the annual event as part of our Greening Sydney Plan, which encourages volunteers to contribute to greening our urban landscape.

We have a target to increase the urban canopy by 50 per cent by 2030. To do this we're planting more street trees and increasing the number of trees in our parks. Events like this help cool our city and make it even more beautiful.

Since 2005, the City has planted 9,791 trees. There are currently around 30,000 street trees across the city, and 12,000 trees in the City's parks. Along with green roofs and walls they contribute to the urban canopy, help combat climate change, and create wildlife corridors for native birds and animals.

For more information about volunteering with the City of Sydney visit: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/participation/volunteer-with-us

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