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Community gets behind leafy initiative

2 August 2017

Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Cr Carolyn Tillman chats to Western Downs resident Joy Sturgess about Council's new 'Adopt a Street Tree' initiative.

Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Cr Carolyn Tillman chats to Western Downs resident Joy Sturgess about Council’s new ‘Adopt a Street Tree’ initiative.

Interest continues to sprout for Adopt a Street Tree, with a steady stream of Western Downs residents signing up for the initiative to help beautify our towns.

  • The Adopt a Street Tree Program will bring our communities along on the journey of beautifying our towns by giving them the opportunity to adopt a street tree, which will be planted in front of their home for them to care for;
  • By adopting a street tree, residents will contribute to creating a valued, welcoming and connected community spaces right across our region; and
  • Registrations for the first round of planting are now closed, however residents can still submit a form online to be included in the 2018 for Adopt a Street Tree planting schedule.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the community was embracing Council’s Adopt a Street Tree initiative.

“Members of the community I’ve spoken with have been very enthusiastic about the initiative, with around five people per day signing up already,” she said.

“They like the idea of their streets looking greener and the feedback I’ve had is that a town looks more welcoming and friendly if there’s some greenery as you are driving through.

“Overall the response has been good and we are really looking forward to the next stage of the initiative when our residents start getting their beautiful trees.”

Councillor Tillman said she wished to thank the community for their fantastic response and support of the initiative.

To register for the 2018 Adopt a Street Tree planting simply submit a form online at Council’s website or call our friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 COUNCIL.

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Media Contact:
Cr Carolyn Tillman | Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries | 0401 662 352