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Community gets behind spring planting for Adopt a Street Tree

15 September 2017

Council’s Parks and Open Spaces crews will be busy over Spring, with 540 trees set to be planted across the Western Downs.

With warmer weather settling in, there’s no better time to add some greenery to our local streets, and Western Downs Regional Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Team has been busy doing just that.

  • Planting has begun in time for spring, with the first round of trees for the Adopt a Street Tree program planted this month;
  • The program invites 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;
  • 540 trees will be planted across the Western Downs region, including residential nature strips from Adopt a Street Tree registrations and verge planting at Council parks and facilities;
  • 274 trees will be planted in Dalby as part of the initiative; and
  • To register for Adopt a Street Tree simply submit a form online at Council’s website or call the friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 COUNCIL.

Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries, Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the community support proved the popularity of the beautification initiative.

“We’ve had a hugely positive response, with hundreds of residents signing up to adopt a tree and add some greenery and shade to their street,” she said.

“When you drive through regional Australia the nicest towns are those whose streets seem leafy and welcoming, and the Western Downs is well and truly headed that way.

“There are so many residents who love where they live, and this program is a real chance to take part in that regional pride movement and add a little more beauty and fresh air to our towns.

“In some streets of Dalby such as Solitaire Court and Branch Creek Road there are a few houses in a row who have all opted for a tree, so that will create a lovely aesthetic.”

Numerous species are included in the line-up, with Crepe Myrtle and Jacarandas the most prevalent, closely followed by Tuckeroos and Illawarra Flame Trees.

Residents participating in Adopt a Street Tree are given a care brochure and thank-you card as a token of appreciation from Council for taking pride in their community.

While registrations for the first round of Adopt a Street Tree have closed, residents can still register to be considered for the 2018 Adopt a Street Tree planting schedule.

To register simply submit a form online at Council’s website or call the 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