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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

News story
May 27, 2024

A bird’s eye view from St Davids Park

Hobart is full of beautiful old and historic trees and many of them can be found in our older parks and gardens. One such park, which is full of beautiful…
News story
May 6, 2024

The Chestnuts of Arthur Circus

Take any walking tour of Hobart and chances are you will find yourself in Battery Point wandering around Arthur Circus, a quaint little village green, surrounded by a circular row…
News story
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…
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For more information, call the City of Hobart on 03 6238 2711.