Within our streets and parks, the City is responsible for managing more than 120,000 urban trees. These trees make up our urban forest, playing a vital role in the enhanced value of our streets and spaces.
The benefits provided by our urban forest are:
- Added aesthetic and amenity of our streets and spaces
- Significant cooling and shade
- Habitat and food for local fauna
- Reduction in air and water pollutants
- Sequestration of carbon
- Reduced stormwater runoff
The City continues to plant thousands of trees each year to mitigate the effects of urban heat and beautify the City. Species planted are a mix of indigenous, native, and exotic ornamental trees.
We manage many natural outdoor spaces for the public to enjoy. Our natural reserves include:
- Some road reserves.
You can enjoy great recreational experiences at these sites such as picnicking, bush walking, bird watching and bike riding.
Find out more about experiencing our natural reserves.