Residents are encouraged to plant natives to help improve biodiversity and combat the urban heat island effect in a new Wagga City Council initiative.
Environmental education officer Alice Kent said One Tree for Me was partly prompted by community feedback to Council's Biodiversity Strategy: Maldhangilanha.
"It's all about getting to our target of getting 65,000 seedlings into the ground in six years or earlier," she said.
"We are doing that through a mix of tree planting events ... and also free seedling giveaways."
Ms Kent said they are giving native seedlings away as they are suitable for the climate.
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"People can come along this weekend and grab five free seedlings," Ms Kent said.
"We are competing with urban infrastructure, so we have lost a lot of that native vegetation and putting that back is important."
The first seedling giveaway is this Saturday at ErinEarth from 9.30am to time with World Environment Day.
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