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Here comes the rain – and the trees again

Thursday 14 Apr 2022
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Winter is coming – hopefully, with some good rains – and the City of Marion has started its annual street tree planting program.

This year the City of Marion will plant 4,300 trees across the council area to support tree canopy and greening targets.

Street tree planting will be focused in the suburbs of Ascot Park, Glengowrie, Warradale, Plympton Park and O’Halloran Hill.

Last year 4,187 trees were planted across the city with Edwardstown, Clovelly Park, Mitchell Park and Oaklands Park given special attention.

The City of Marion is prioritising suburbs that have low existing canopy and is aiming to plant some 30,000 trees over seven years. Council is also on track to increase the tree canopy coverage on its streets from 15 per cent in 2018 to 22 per cent in 2030.

If you would like to learn more about tree planting in your area, visit the Council’s ‘Interactive Tree Map’ A Green City -Explore the City of Marion’s Urban Forest.

The City of Marion is also taking delivery of 15,000 local native seedlings to plant in council reserves in 2022 as part of our biodiversity program including Oaklands Wetland for National Tree Day in July.

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