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Brigalow adopts Council’s leafy initiative

15 March 2018

Cr Carolyn Tillman and Brigalow State School Principal Trudi Eather with budding green thumbs Jake and Ella Cotter and Harley and Chloe Rummenie.

Brigalow State School students will make their science classes a little more interactive with help from Council’s popular ‘Adopt a Street Tree’ program.

The primary school will have a row of trees planted along their street verge.

Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said it was great to see Brigalow State School embracing the program.

“Adopt a Street Tree is a very popular program and I’m so happy to see our smaller towns getting involved,” she said.

“We would love to see even more places around the region follow Brigalow State School’s lead.”

Brigalow State School Principal Trudi Eather says that the school community has welcomed the leafy initiative from Council.

“It’s really exciting, because obviously we’ve got lots of nature around us, but to plant a few more trees will really enhance the look of the school,” she said.

“The program will allow me to share knowledge with the students around environmental conservation, and they will take great joy in watering the trees and watching them grow.”

Year 3 student Ella Cotter said she was also looking forward to the Adopt a Street Tree program coming to her school.

“I’m going to plant a tree in my backyard too,” she said.

“It will be a flower tree like this one, I think with red flowers.”

The Adopt a Street Tree program is open to all towns across the Western Downs and it’s free to register your interest.

Registrations for this year’s planting close on Friday 16 March. To nominate, call 1300 COUNCIL or fill in our online registration form.

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