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As a key pillar of our plan to protect the local environment to ensure we have a sustainable future for all, a Canberra Liberals Government will plant and care for one million trees over the next decade.

The Canberra Liberals will partner with families, community groups, schools, local businesses and community minded Canberrans to ensure Canberra lives up to its name as the Bush Capital.

The devastating bushfire season and Coronavirus has reminded us how precious our natural environment is for the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Our long-term vision to plant one million trees and preserve precious green space in new suburbs will ensure all Canberra families and community groups can enjoy the benefits of the fresh outdoors.

The most obvious benefits of trees are their natural beauty, their shade, protection from the elements and, of course, their benefit to the ecosystem.

One million trees will strengthen and protect Canberra’s air quality for generations to come.

By contrast, under 19 years of Labor, the number of street and community trees has gone backwards by around 3,000 trees each year, and tree canopy has been slashed from 30 per cent to 21 per cent. And no more obvious is Labor’s neglect of trees than in our new suburbs.