Free tree giveaway

Free tree giveaway

Increasing the City's tree canopy

Trees make our city more beautiful as well as improving our air quality and providing habitat for birds and animals.

The City of Sydney has planted 10,250 trees since 2005 – we already have around 42,000 trees on our streets and in our parks across the City – and we're planning for many more.

Our free tree giveaway encourages residents to help us reach our target to increase the City's tree canopy up to 50% by 2030. 

The 2015 free tree giveaway took place on 21 March at Sydney Park. Locals enjoyed a sausage sizzle and chatted to our staff for tips and advice on how to plant their new trees and general tree maintenance.

You can download our tree information sheet and maintenance guide if you collected a free tree in our 2015 giveaway.

Free trees: Terms and conditions

We hope that you will enjoy planting and caring for your tree to help us create a greener future for our city and villages.

Residents must obtain the necessary approvals for selecting the trees and the planting locations within the property boundary.

The City made its best endeavours to provide a healthy plant with average growth height information but we make no warranties concerning the tree. We suggest you investigate where best to plant the tree to minimise any risks to property or people.


Susan Lymbery
Tree Management Coordinator
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 4 August 2015