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Everyone Plant One

Trees have all kinds of benefits for communities and the people who live in them. You’re planting shade and treehouses for your grandchildren, cool places for picnics, privacy for yards, and homes for wildlife. Planting trees helps fight climate change, grows fresh fruit, improves mental health, and creates beautiful environments for everyone to live and learn.

Everyone can plant one tree whether it's in your backyard or on your balcony. Because, when everyone plants one, it’s better for everyone.

So go out, get your hands dirty and have some family fun planting and learning about all the amazing things trees can do for your home and your community.

If everyone plants one, together we will create more tree canopy, cooler suburbs and make the place we live in even greater.

Benefits of trees

Discover about the many benefits trees have to offer.

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Trees are nature’s privacy screen. Find out how planting a tree can add privacy and beauty to your yard.

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Shade from plants and trees reduces summer temperatures, glare, and UV radiation. Discover the best species to give you shade.

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Trees provide shade, food and shelter for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other mammals. Learn what trees will bring birdsong to your home.

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There’s nothing like growing and picking your own fresh fruit straight from your garden. Get tips so you fill your fruit bowl!

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Plants and trees are known as nature’s air conditioning and help cool your home during heatwaves. Get planting!

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Connecting with nature is so important as it improves your mental health and connection to place. Learn about the powerful benefit of trees.

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Planting trees creates a vital habitat for our threatened species to give them a fighting chance against climate change.

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Watch our video series from the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney's Youth Community Greening program on how to choose the perfect tree to plant and how to look after it.