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Free trees offered to Sydney residents

By Louise Morrin

In keeping with the rising emphasis on creating a more environmentally-friendly nation, the City of Sydney gave away more than 1,000 trees to households and schools over the weekend (21 March). According to lord mayor Clover Moore, the city has planted over 10,000 trees during the last decade – with plans to plant many more in the years to come. 

She said the plan was to increase the city's urban canopy by 50 per cent over the next 15 years, and one way to achieve this was to empower residents to plant their own trees in their homes. 

"We already have around 42,000 trees lining Sydney's streets and parks that add beauty to our city and help clear our air as well as providing valuable habitat for birds and animals," said Ms Moore in a 21 March statement. 

Get involved with the beautifying of Sydney and plant some of your own greenery in your backyard, which will help to make the city a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly place to live. 

If you're interested in planting some trees in the backyard of your property in Carlton, now could be a great time to start looking into the different options and figure out what will work with your current aesthetic today. 

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