Does Your Belconnen Suburb Need More Trees?
Canberra needs more trees. Our city is currently losing 3,000 trees annually, but last financial year the ACT Government planted only 1,450 replacements. As a result of this neglect, Canberra actually lost 10.9 per cent of its tree canopy cover between 2009 and 2016 – one of the worst outcomes in all of Australia.
We need to stop and then reverse this decline. A healthy tree canopy significantly cools our neighbourhoods, shelters our homes and beautifies our streets.
In its most recent budget, the ACT Government made a four-year commitment to plant at least 17, 000 more urban trees in Canberra. If you know where some of these trees should go, please let me know, and I will ask the government to consider your suggestion. Just click here to share your feedback.