Wednesday, 14 August 2019
We’ve set ourselves an ambitious target to improve Geelong’s tree canopy cover from 14 per cent to 25 percent over a 30 year period
In addition to our tree planting program, we’re creating greener suburbs through participation in activities such as the Planet Ark National Tree Planting Day. Last month our staff organised three tree planting days where 3500 trees were planted along the Ted Wilson Trail, Goldsworthy, Corio. The planting days included a schools’ day and a community planting day where members of the public were able to participate.
Geelong’s trees are a valuable community asset, transcending the boundaries of land ownership to provide benefits for all. They have the capacity to redefine Geelong’s identity into a green, liveable, attractive and innovative city. They also build the ecological platform of resilience, adaptation and mitigation against urban heat island effects and climate change.
To read more about our Urban Forest Strategy visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/urbanforest