Bayside seeks grass roots feedback on tree planting

Plant one here: Bayside Council has embarked on its Greening Bayside project to plant more trees and wants to hear from residents to help decide where it should plant next.
Plant one here: Bayside Council has embarked on its Greening Bayside project to plant more trees and wants to hear from residents to help decide where it should plant next.

Bayside Council is seeking grass roots feedback from the community on its tree planting program.

The council has embarked on the Greening Bayside project to plant more trees in local streets, parks and natural open spaces to shade to cool suburbs and homes.

The project also aims to create habitats for native animals, and to beautify the community.

The council will start the greening project by focusing on areas with lower tree cover.

Making Bayside a green, leafy and sustainable place by 2030 is one of the key themes of the council's Community Strategic Plan.

In 2019, the council successfully applied to the NSW Government's 5 Million Trees for Greater Sydney grant, to co-fund $200,000 for tree planting.

With this, the council will plant 800 trees across suburbs that have less than 10 per cent of land currently shaded by trees including Kyeemagh, Sans Souci, Banksmeadow, Eastgardens, Hillsdale and Mascot.

The council is already planning for the next round of planting and has some locations in mind.

Residents can use a Quick Poll to help the council to decide where it should plant next.

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