Trees, plants & weeds
The Blue Mountains is a city surrounded by a World Heritage National Park. We are committed to the protection of trees and bushland. We understand that people need to maintain and manage trees on...
We're currently developing our new Mountain Landscape website. This online interactive selector can help you choose the best plant for your soil texture and vegetation community.
Sustainable landscaping is incredibly important in our World Heritage Area, so stay tuned!
This is about maximizing the potential of the created landscape, while minimizing the negative impacts on the existing landscape.
Sustainable landscaping can create shade, enhance or frame views, provide privacy from surrounding buildings or bushfire protection, or compliment the local streetscape. It can include such diverse approaches as creekline restoration, salinity control, urban runoff capture and treatment, or permaculture practice.
Through the creation of ecological diversity on a localised scale, sustainable landscapes can contribute to restoring and maintaining biodiversity.
An indigenous garden requires much less watering and provides a link between your home and the ecosystem in which you live.