Most of us who live here love the beaches, bushland, parks and stunning views, and think Waverley is a remarkable place to be.
It can be fun for families, and especially children, to get involved in local environmental projects, so why not adopt a tree, plant a footpath garden or adopt your local pocket park and give Mother Nature a hand?
Adopt a Tree program
You and your family have the chance to adopt your own tree to help make your area more beautiful and shady.
We are planting native trees along selected streets and we’re asking the neighbours to adopt them so they have a better chance of survival. If your street is chosen for planting you will receive a flyer in the mail inviting you to take part.
More information on what's planned for Weonga Rd
All you need to do is register your adoption with Council, water the tree, remove any weeds and report disease or vandalism. It ’s that easy!
When you register to adopt a tree you will receive a booklet with more details on tree care, and you can always ring Council for advice.
What if my street isn’t chosen?
If your street isn't on this years annual street tree planting schedule and you'd a tree or trees planted, please contact the Civic Pride Coordinator on 9386 7925 or email@example.com
Council generally plants street trees between April and September each year.
Have you ever walked down a leafy street and noticed how beautiful, peaceful and uplifting it is? By nurturing your ‘own’ tree you will help make your street a better place to live in years to come, improve your well-being, produce cleaner air and even improve housing prices!
If you have a small garden, adopting a tree can be a great way for your kids to learn about plants and how to care for a living thing. Why not name your tree and make it a part of the family? If Adopt a Tree comes to your street, give a little tree love; you will be enjoying the benefits for years to come!
Foot’path gar’den /, n.- a bed of plants on the nature strip that reduces mowing, designed to create a greener, more pleasant environment.
If you wish you had more of a garden, or just want a little more greenery near your home, a footpath garden could be the next best thing. To creative a beautiful, sustainable footpath garden, all you have to do is fill out a straightforward application and get cracking!
Get some hints on how to get started and create your own beautiful footpath garden.
A well-maintained footpath garden makes your home and street look fantastic, however gardens that look run-down and neglected have the opposite effect - make sure you only plant what you can comfortably maintain.
Ever thought about making your local small park a better place to be? The Pocket Parks program is all about helping you make these things happen!
Pocket parks are small ‘pockets’ of green parkland which are 1000 square metres or less. If you would like to see some changes in your local pocket park and you are interested in gardening, then this program could be for you.
Volunteers have been in action at Sir Thomas Mitchell Rd Reserve in Bondi since 2008. They've been hard at work planting, watering and weeding, as well as building a great sense of community with each other and with passers by.
At their last meeting the group planted out the upper pathway with an attractive ground cover, which will look great and enhance the sandstone wall behind it as the plants become established.
For more information, call 9386 7925. With your help we can start making these little parks more attractive, increase local civic pride and create a better habitat for our local animals.Back to top ˆ
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