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Help make our city greener, healthier, and more beautiful.

A city and its people need trees to thrive. By planting more trees in our urban areas, we can keep our air clean, improve our health, and make Hobart more liveable.

We have a goal to expand the canopy of trees covering our city. This will make our city more beautiful for generations to come. It will also have a big impact on climate change and our own wellbeing.

To make this happen, we need your support.

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What is a city canopy?

Hobart is one of the most beautiful, liveable, and sustainable cities in the world. To make sure it stays that way, we’ve set the target of creating a healthy, thriving canopy.

This canopy will be made up of all the trees in our reserves, parks, private gardens, and streets. Our plan is to plant enough trees across Hobart to create a city canopy of 40% by 2046.

This will create living, breathing spaces across our city and benefit all the generations to come.

Why cities love trees

Trees make cities beautiful and help connect us to nature. They also have a range of benefits to our health, sustainability, and economy.

Read about the benefits

Our City Canopy – The beginning

After global business and art careers, Douglas and Jenny Armati relocated to Tasmania in 2013.

Their love of trees inspired them to back the City of Hobart’s 2017 Street Tree Strategy with a bequest and to encourage others to do the same to help accelerate the planting of trees across Hobart’s urban areas.

Since 2019, they have generously worked with the Hobart City Council to help set up a trust that will contribute to keeping Hobart green and healthy. Their support has created an opportunity for the City of Hobart to set up Our City Canopy with Douglas and Jenny, providing a platform for others to also contribute to helping create a greener, healthier Hobart for all.

Latest news

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February 1, 2024

Tulip trees in Gladstone Street

The four tulip trees we're planting in Gladstone Street in February are a bit too tall to tiptoe through, but in next to no time they will create a beautiful…
News story
September 18, 2023

New trees for St Andrews Park

Students from The Hutchins School discovered recently that planting trees is not just good for the planet, it’s good for the soul too. The students were joined our arborist team…
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September 18, 2023

Safeguarding the Holm Oak

St David's Cathedral is home to a beautiful and significant evergreen tree, a Quercus ilex. This tree is listed on the National Trust's Significant Tree Register and the page states…
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For more information, call the City of Hobart on 03 6238 2711.