Brisbane, Australia 2 Million Trees Project

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Brisbane, Australia

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Type: Program

Status: Ongoing

Source File: http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:CITY_SMART:1492210004:pc=PC_2645

Description:

2 Million Trees is restoring forest habitat across Brisbane's urban environment and creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

By July 2008, the 2 Million Trees project had planted more than 250,000 new trees around Brisbane. By the end of 2008 another 12 bushland restoration sites will be planted, including 170,000 trees in Kholo by the end of October.

The 2 Million Trees project is bringing communities and businesses together to protect and improve ecological diversity and to make Brisbane the greenest city in Australia.

You can help re-forest Brisbane by donating to the Brisbane Environment Trust at the Signature Brisbane website.

Signature Brisbane is an initiative of the City of Brisbane Arts and Environment Trust and is a not-for-profit company. It is dedicated to creating an environmental legacy for the future of Brisbane.

Restoring bushland
We have a citywide goal of reaching 40% bushland cover by 2026. Community groups, tree planting organisations and Brisbane City Council have embarked on an ambitious tree planting programs in locations near you.

The 2 Million Trees urban forest project will:

  • increase biodiversity, revegetate critical natural areas
  • recreate habitat for Brisbane’s unique wildlife
  • improve the amenity of the city
  • improve the health of the city’s waterways
  • improve air quality
  • progress towards the 40% vegetation cover target under Vision 2026

Tree planting days
Tree planting days are an ideal opportunity to meet your local neighbours and tree planting experts and learn how you can contribute to your community with the unique benefits trees and wildlife bring. Volunteers will also enjoy:

  • Green Heart CitySmart sustainability information and giveaways
  • supervised planting with Council and tree care experts
  • a free sausage sizzle
  • free plants to create a habitat in your backyard
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