Trees play an important role in the ‘greening’ of our City. We know that a greener city means a cooler city, a cleaner environment and a happier and healthier community.
This year will be our biggest planting season ever!
Latest news June 2023(Back to top)
It’s been about a year since we launched Greening Parramatta and recruited community members to help with our tree planting program.
As part of Greening Parramatta, we planted more than 2,600 trees and we are happy to report that more than 2,330 are thriving.
Disappointingly, tree removal and vandalism are always issues in tree planting programs, but with the help of more than 90 Tree Champions who monitored and cared for their allocated trees, the Greening Parramatta program has had the City’s best tree success rate to date.
What next for Greening Parramatta Trees?
The special maintenance period for Greening Parramatta trees is about to end. To help prepare our trees for a healthy future as Public Trees, stakes are being removed, trees trimmed, and where needed, trees will be mulched.
From here on, our Greening Parramatta trees will be managed under Council’s general maintenance program.
Thank you to our Tree Champions and all residents for their efforts in helping to keep our Greening Parramatta trees growing strong during their first year as a street tree. Please continue to keep an eye on our trees and help them continue to thrive.
If there is an issue and you would like to request additional care for a tree, please lodge a service request by clicking on Services Portal at the very top right on Council’s website and then clicking Service Request and following the prompts under ‘Trees on Council Land’, or call our Customer Contact Centre on 1300 617 058.
2022 Greening Our City Planting(Back to top)
The City of Parramatta was awarded $500,000 by the NSW Government with Council matching that funding to plant more than 2,600 trees. Planting is planned to start in April 2022.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW, the Greening Our City grant program aims to increase tree canopy and green cover across the Greater Sydney Region by planting one million trees by the end of 2022.
In addition to cooling our city, new trees will support local habitat and enliven our streets making them more attractive now and for generations to come.
What types of trees are being planted?
Arborists will ensure tree types are suited to the proposed planting location with trees selected to perform well in the local environment. Constraints such as overhead power-lines, access requirements and existing street trees have been considered. A variety of advanced trees including natives and exotics, evergreen and deciduous, have been chosen with the hope that these trees will be welcomed as part of the community and provide a range of benefits now and into the future.
For details on the types of trees being planted see Tree Champion page.
Where will planting take place?
The project team has used a number of studies to identify the areas most vulnerable to the impacts of urban heat – those most likely to benefit from additional tree canopy.
Planting will take place in streets and parks across our Local Government Area in suburbs including Constitution Hill, Epping, Ermington, Granville, North Rocks, Parramatta, Silverwater, Toongabbie and Winston Hills.
For details on planting locations and trees selected, see the interactive map.
Care for trees
Council will be maintaining our new trees for 12 months and is also looking for Tree Champions to help monitor the health of the trees and report if trees in their street or suburb are in need of extra care.
For details on how you can help our new trees become established and reach their full potential, see our Tree Champion page.
The Greening Parramatta project is a tree planting project across the Parramatta LGA. It is part of the Greening Our City grant program funded by NSW Government in association with Local Government NSW. The program aims to increase tree canopy and green cover across the Greater Sydney Region by planting one million trees by the end of 2022. City of Parramatta has been awarded $500,000, and Council will be matching funding to plant more than 2,600 trees this year.
Planting will start in April 2022 and take place across the Parramatta area through to July 2022.
Trees are valuable assets and play an essential role in helping to cool the city, improve the air quality, support local habitat, reduce the impact of stormwater, and make the city attractive, healthy, and sustainable.
Council will be planting more than 2,600 trees in areas including Constitution Hill, Winston Hills, Parramatta, Granville, Epping, Ermington, Silverwater, Toongabbie and North Rocks. These areas have been identified as some of the most vulnerable to the impacts of urban heat in our Local Government Area and the most likely to benefit from additional tree canopy. Tree planting will provide more shade; help reduce urban heat, particularly in summer; create more attractive neighbourhoods and improve air quality.View the interactive map
Tree species have been carefully selected by an arborist to ensure the most suitable trees are planted within each street. A variety of robust native and exotic species, both evergreen and deciduous, have been selected. The type of tree planted in your street will be chosen to meet specific site conditions, with overhead powerlines, driveway access and existing trees in your street considered. For details of the types of trees being plantedVisit the interactive map
Council will water and care for these trees for the next year to ensure they reach their full potential. Although, we ask residents to let Council know if your street trees need more attention. To report any concerns around your street trees, please take note of the tree number on the identification tag attached to the tree(s) and contact City of Parramatta on email GreeningParramatta@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
From March to 1 July 2022, Council promoted the opportunity for residents to become involved in monitoring the health of our new street trees by becoming Tree Champions. The application stage has now closed. The Greening Parramatta team is currently allocating trees to our potential Tree Champions and will be in contact shortly. If you have any questions, please email GreeningParramatta@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.auMore information about becoming a tree champion
Trees and supplies for each stage of planting will be delivered daily with only minimal equipment on your street each day. This may result in minor disruptions. Traffic controllers will be in place if required to ensure pedestrians and motorists are guided appropriately at delivery times.