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Up to 6,000 native trees are on offer to residents across Greater Sydney this month, with the latest round of the NSW Government’s Tree Giveaway kicking off today.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said it was great to see the program continuing in partnership with Bunnings Warehouse stores.

“I’m thrilled that Sydney residents can head into spring with this new round of tree giveaways,” Mr Roberts said.

“We’ve seen incredible progress in tree planting numbers since we began this project in 2020.

“This latest round will give us a final push towards achieving the Greening our City Premier’s Priority of planting one million trees in Greater Sydney by the end of the year. We are closing in on that target with 922,814 already planted.”

This month’s giveaway focuses on providing a range of native trees, including Fringed Wattles, Lilly Pillies and Bottle Brushes. With the hope to secure some more varieties later in Spring.

Mr Roberts said trees are vital to maintaining health and wellbeing, as well as keeping backyards nice and shady and our homes cooler.

“They make the air we breathe more pure and healthier not to mention the beautiful wildlife they attract,” he said.

“With summer fast approaching, now is a good time for community to get involved in planting efforts.”

The Tree Giveaway is open to residents from all 33 council areas in Greater Sydney, who have not already received a free tree this year.

For more information and to claim your free tree, visit dpie.nsw.gov.au/free-tree.