Trees, Plants & Bushcare
Waverley Council is committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment. We aim to regenerate and link trees and native vegetation to boost local populations of plants and animals
We place a high value on trees in streets and parks, as well as in private gardens. Our Tree Management Plan describes how we manage public trees, with the aim to increase tree canopy cover for habitat
A Bushcare volunteer program sees local residents coming together to assist the regeneration of native plants at remnant vegetation sites along the coast. New volunteers are always welcome to join the groups. There are also opportunities to be involved in community planting on National Tree Day, held in July each year.
Under our Environmental Levy program selected bushcare projects are undertaken and environmental weeds are targeted for removal.
Civic Pride runs an Adopt-a-Tree program which encourages residents to care for newly planted street trees. The program runs between April to September each year. Residents take part by watering, weeding around the tree and reporting any damage to Council. Looking after street trees is a great way to be involved in greening Waverley!
Click here to find out more about the native plants of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs
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