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Green Up Your Digs, The NSW Government Is Giving Away Trees For Free

By Jessica Best
16th Mar 2021

number of trees in small courtyard

We love any chance to spruce up our digs, so listen up fam, free trees could be heading your way in the next few weeks.

This free trees initiative is part of the NSW Government’s project to plant one million trees in Greater Sydney by 2022, to provide more shade, cleaner air, and just make Sydney an even more cracker place to live.

Eligible households will be able to score free trees to plant in their backyard, you’ll just have to make sure you live in one of these 33 local government areas:

Bayside
Blacktown
Blue Mountains
Burwood
Camden
Campbelltown
Canada Bay
Canterbury-Bankstown
Cumberland
Fairfield
Georges River
Hawkesbury
Hornsby
Hunters Hill
Inner West
Ku-Ring-Gai
Lane Cove
Liverpool
Mosman
North Sydney
Northern Beaches
Parramatta
Penrith
Randwick
Ryde
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
The Hills
Waverly
Willoughby
Wollondilly
Woollahra

If your suburb checks in, then you’re all good to apply for your green babies here. Applications are open from March through to May (with more chances to score free trees to be announced in June).

As for where the trees will be coming from, the government has partnered with IndigiGrow—a new venture from First Hand Solutions, which is a First Nation-owned business that aims to sustain people, land, and culture through the propagation of native plants. You’ll be able to pick up your free trees from the not-for-profit from La Perouse Public School.

For more information, head here.

Now, check out Sydney's new plans for an eco-friendly sports recreation centre.

Image credit: Fisayo Afolayan

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