What can I do?

Think before you chop

Care for the trees under your stewardship. Obtain good advice about pruning and other maintenance before cutting them down.

Get reliable advice from a qualified (Level 5, Diploma of Arboriculture) arborist before pruning or removing any limbs of the tree. The tree management industry in NSW is not government regulated and there is no requirement for tree workers on private property to hold any minimum qualifications. So an investment in qualified advice might well save you a lot of money and ongoing problems – as well as save the tree. Remember trees with hollows, where birds and other animals can make their homes, take more than 100 years to grow.

Think before you chop

Care for the trees under your stewardship. Obtain good advice about pruning and other maintenance before cutting them down.

Get reliable advice from a qualified (Level 5, Diploma of Arboriculture) arborist before pruning or removing any limbs of the tree. The tree management industry in NSW is not government regulated and there is no requirement for tree workers on private property to hold any minimum qualifications. So an investment in qualified advice might well save you a lot of money and ongoing problems – as well as save the tree. Remember trees with hollows, where birds and other animals can make their homes, take more than 100 years to grow.

Regenerate your patch

If you’d like to see more action and less talk when it comes to “greening” our world you can:

Plant younger canopy trees like Spotted Gums, Angophoras, Scribbly and Peppermint Gums in your garden in spaces where they can mature. Plant mid storey trees and native grasses to support canopy. Check out the Pittwater Planting Guide below.

Regenerate your patch

If you’d like to see more action and less talk when it comes to “greening” our world you can:

Plant younger canopy trees like Spotted Gums, Angophoras, Scribbly and Peppermint Gums in your garden in spaces where they can mature. Plant mid storey trees and native grasses to support canopy. Check out the Pittwater Planting Guide below.

Spread the word

Are you a new resident or do you know someone who has recently moved to the area?

We have a letter with helpful information about Pittwater’s canopy, that we would love to deliver to you or your new neighbour. Please contact us via our contact form below, so we can get in touch. Learn more about trees from books like Overstory, Lab Girl, Barkskins, The Hidden Life of Trees, My Forests: Travels with Trees. Share books about the value of trees with children and young people.

Spread the word

Are you a new resident or do you know someone who has recently moved to the area?

We have a letter with helpful information about Pittwater’s canopy, that we would love to deliver to you or your new neighbour. Please contact us via our contact form below, so we can get in touch. Learn more about trees from books like Overstory, Lab Girl, Barkskins, The Hidden Life of Trees, My Forests: Travels with Trees. Share books about the value of trees with children and young people.

Register Significant Trees

Do you know of a tree in a street, a park or at your place that you feel is special?

Please send us a photo via email or to one of our social media accounts and we’ll post it there for everyone to appreciate. If it’s on public land, please add the address because the council is developing a Significant Public Tree Register and the trees you identify could find their place on this register.

Register Significant Trees

Do you know of a tree in a street, a park or at your place that you feel is special?

Please send us a photo via email or to one of our social media accounts and we’ll post it there for everyone to appreciate. If it’s on public land, please add the address because the council is developing a Significant Public Tree Register and the trees you identify could find their place on this register.

The criteria for significant trees:

1. Outstanding visual or aesthetic significance
2. Botanical or scientific significance
3. Significant ecological value
4. Historical and commemorative significance
5. Social significance

Other ways to support your local canopy

Join one of the many local bush care groups and help out when you can.
Contact APA (Avalon Preservation Association) or visit the Northern Beaches Council website.

Does your nature strip need a tree?
Northern Beaches Council will plant one if you agree to water and care for it. Contact them here.

Do you want to join a large tree planting crew?
The Greater Sydney Landcare Network will be planting 100,000 trees as part of the Creating Canopies project, which is part of the NSW government’s Greening Our City initiative. Find out more and register at: Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney.

Other ways to support your local canopy

Join one of the many local bush care groups and help out when you can.
Contact APA (Avalon Preservation Association) or visit the Northern Beaches Council website.

Does your nature strip need a tree?
Northern Beaches Council will plant one if you agree to water and care for it. Contact them here.

Do you want to join a large tree planting crew?
The Greater Sydney Landcare Network will be planting 100,000 trees as part of the Creating Canopies project, which is part of the NSW government’s Greening Our City initiative. Find out more and register at: Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Garigal people, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. The survival of our beautiful Spotted Gum and Angophora Forests, with the many creatures they feed and shelter, are evidence of their care for country.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Garigal people, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. The survival of our beautiful Spotted Gum and Angophora Forests, with the many creatures they feed and shelter, are evidence of their care for country.

About us

Canopy Keepers was formed in 2020 as an independent group to raise community awareness about the social, environmental and economic importance of trees to our area. We aim to increase local appreciation of the value of a healthy and strong canopy. We also lobby for changes to regulations and practices to protect and enhance it.

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For general enquiries email hello@canopykeepers.org.au or use our contact form.
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