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Creating Canopies: Planting Trees in the Hawkesbury

Greater Sydney Landcare Creating Canopies

Make your weekend productive by signing up at Creating Canopies: Planting Trees in the Hawkesbury, the first planting event of the year by the Greater Sydney Landcare (GSL) in Richmond Lowlands on Saturday, 23 March 2024.

“Come along for a morning of tree planting at a private property in Richmond Lowlands…We’re planting trees to help cool down Sydney and create valuable habitats for birds and other wildlife,” the announcement said.

“Green spaces aren’t just great for wildlife, they’re also associated with better physical health, lower stress levels, and greater community satisfaction. Plus they cool down our neighbourhoods! Now’s your chance to get involved with greening your community.”

Creating Canopies At Wsu HawkesburyInterested attendees are advised to wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring a drinking bottle with water. On-site training and tools, along with lunch, will be provided.

Joining the event is free, but bookings online via Eventbrite are required: Creating Canopies in The Hawkesbury.

Creating Canopies is a regular activity made possible by Landcare NSW and Greater Sydney Landcare as part of the Greening our City program. They aim to plant 200,000 trees to help lessen urban heat in Greater Sydney and are funded by the NSW Government.

Creating Canopies

Creating Canopies Project Manager Danielle Packer said to Hills to Hawkesbury Community News in a feature story last year that she was thrilled with the initiative’s progress, as over 60,000 trees were planted across Greater Sydney.

“The NSW Government is planting trees to provide much needed canopy across Greater Sydney to cool down our city, prioritising LGAs that have a low canopy below 30%,” Danielle said.

A planting event was held at the Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus in December last year. Vice Chancellor of the University Barney Glover said:

“We are delighted to partner with Greater Sydney Landcare on this tree-planting program. This is a significant step in WSU’s ongoing journey towards becoming nature positive by 2029 and a testament to sustainability.

The address of the event will be sent to all registered attendees two days before the planting day.

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