Council will be expanding the canopy of
tree cover in Longueville this April as part of the Connecting Street Canopy
Corridors project which is funded by the Greening our City Grant through the
Department of Planning Industry and Environment.
Council has identified Longueville as
the focus of the project as it has the least amount of canopy coverage within
the Council area while also having the most amount of viable planting sites.
The expansion of canopy cover will help to increase shade and reduce heat at
the same time as providing habitat connections for wildlife. The project aligns
with multiple Council plans and strategies to maintain and enhance the overall
urban forest and canopy cover on public and private land throughout Lane Cove.
It also aligns with the NSW Greater Sydney North District Plan to increase
urban forest canopy.
Each tree has been chosen specifically for the
location, taking into consideration the width of verge; soil condition; views
from adjacent properties; winter sun access; powerline proximity; and will be
guided by the Street Tree Masterplan.
Residents receiving a street tree near
their home will be provided with information to learn about the tree and what
benefits the tree will provide. It is anticipated that the increased awareness
of the significance and suitability of street trees will help residents
appreciate the trees in their neighbourhood, resulting in less vandalism.