More canopy, more cooling
More canopy more cooling!
Blacktown City Council successfully applied for funding from the NSW Government’s ‘Five Million Trees for Greater Sydney Grant’. We are using the funds for our Cooling Canopies program and will plant more trees along streets and in parks, increasing the canopy cover over Blacktown City.
We are also planting more trees near our playgrounds through our partnership program, Tree-rific Playgrounds and is proudly supported by NRMA Insurance.
Trees benefit our community and the environment through:
- providing habitat for our wildlife
- reducing air pollution
- offering shade and natural evaporative processes to help cool our streets on hot days
- helping to reduce temperatures for nearby houses. This can reduce energy usage and costs associated with running air conditioning.
Over the next 12 months, we will be holding information sessions around Blacktown to talk to our community about our tree planting program, a fun family-friendly event and seedling giveaways. See the below table for events near you and register through eventbrite.