Planting over 1,200 trees as part of ‘Cooler Corridor and Canopy’ plans

MORE than 1,200 trees will be planted across the Cumberland City as part of the Cooler Corridor and Canopy for the Community project.

The initiative will see the planting and maintenance of trees in areas such as riparian corridors, parks and reserves in areas including Duck River.
Cumberland City Council General Manager Peter Fitzgerald says the project aligns with the council’s direction in valuing green spaces and landscape and future planning.
“With the increase in heat across Western Sydney, we recognise the importance of creating a cooler and healthier environment for our residents,” he said.
“The Cooler Corridor and Canopy for the Community project will increase the existing canopy and provide additional shade and comfort in parks, bushland and community spaces.”
The trees planted will include a variety of native trees, many of which are from the Cumberland Plain Woodland species and will be planted over several months.