Local ecology

Growing our urban canopy and supporting local wildlife

25 posts in Local ecology

How we know if a tree has strong foundations

Why looks don’t always matter

6 amazing creatures and plants you can spot in the inner city

There are more than 500 plants, fungi and animals in and around our city. Try spotting these species during the Great Southern Bioblitz from 28 to 31 October.

Bring your friends and family to our free community planting day

Join us on Sunday 31 July from 10am to midday.

Love or loathe a street tree near you: tell us about it

We’re revising and updating our street tree master plan. We invite you to share your thoughts on the types of trees planted in our area.

Meet the Sydneysiders getting their hands dirty

Why you should volunteer for a City of Sydney bush restoration group.

Aboriginal landscaping knowledge gives Tramsheds gardens a revamp

Indigenous horticultural and employment project blooms in Annandale.

Our plans for a greener, cooler, more resilient Sydney

New and improved parks, green roofs and walls, streetscape gardening and hundreds of new trees will help cover 40% of the city in greenery by 2050.

8 birds to spot in Sydney

More than 120 bird species visit or live in our city. Have you spotted these feathered friends? The Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs from 17 to 23 October 2022.

Meet Sydney Park’s new family members

The black swan couple of these inner city wetlands recently became proud parents to a brood of cygnets.

Living seawalls bring new life to our city harbour

Long-missing tiny marine creatures are set to return to Rushcutters Bay.


Featured in Environment

Sydney’s Town Hall House turns food scraps into fertiliser for the city’s green spaces

Our free recycling stations have expanded

6 edible flowers you can grow in the inner city


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