More canopy, more cooling

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 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.   See the below table for events near you and register through eventbrite.

Name

Date

Time

Location

Tree-rific Playgrounds

Saturday 29 February

9 – 11 am

Quakers Hill Park, Quakers Hill

Tree-rific Playgrounds

Sunday 15 March

10 am – 12 pm

Connor Greasby Park, Stanhope Gardens

Cooling Canopies

Saturday 28 March

10 am – 12 pm

Twin Gums Reserve, Lalor Park

Tree-rific Playgrounds

Sunday 19 April

10 am – 12 pm

Morgan Power Reserve, Kings Langley

Tree-rific Playgrounds

Sunday 3 May

10 am – 12 pm

Ironbark Crescent Reserve, Prospect

Cooling Canopies

Saturday 16 May

10 am – 12 pm

William Lawson Reserve, Prospect

Tree-rific Playgrounds

Saturday 13 June

11 am – 1 pm

Tregear Reserve, Tregear

Cooling Canopies

Saturday 4 July

11 am – 1 pm

Hanna Reserve, Oakhurst