It's that time of year again — the City of Sydney is putting 1000 trees up for grabs. For free. Over 12,000 trees have been planted since 2005, with the inner city area home to over 44,000 trees across its streets, parks and city properties.
The City of Sydney is inviting locals down to Sydney Park this Saturday, April 7 as a way to encourage residents to help reach the government target to increase the urban canopy by 50 percent by 2030. There will be small species like hibiscus right through to 15-metre-tall jacaranda trees, and food-bearing types like lemon, lime and pistachio trees.
Enjoy a sausage sizzle while you peruse the freebies, chat to clued-up staff and choose which ones to adopt. To prep, check out the website for the tree species that will be available on the day, along with caring instructions. If you're an inner city slicker and don't have a backyard, no wukkas — balcony horticulturists can use this tip sheet for growing trees in pots.