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Adopt a Street Trees sprouting up around the region

Western Downs Regional Council continues to support the great liveability of the region with the fourth round of the very popular Adopt a Street Tree program starting this July. 

After three successful rounds since the program began in 2017, Council continues the initiative as a way of beautifying the region and creating healthier, happier communities.

Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team plant the adopted trees across the region and carry out formative pruning in the first two years of the trees life to encourage good form and health.

It will be up to the land holder to water and care for the tree with the assistance of Council’s provided instructions.

Mayor Paul McVeigh confirmed the importance of outdoor spaces for our community.

“These trees are a wonderful addition to our towns and create spaces which encourage people to enjoy some time outdoors,” he said.

“Just over 20,000 annuals have already been planted as part of our main street beautifications in towns across the region.

“The highly successful Adopt a Street Tree program will continue throughout the year with 3,500 trees already planted since the initiative started in 2017, and a further $300,000 committed to the project this year.”

The full $300,000 was funding received from a Queensland Government funding program, Works for Queensland.

Council’s Parks and Open Space Coordinator and Horticulturist Matthew Robertson is excited to get the program up and running once again.

“There are many benefits that come from this program such as providing shade, fresh clean air and a habitat for our native wildlife,” he said.

“We have chosen a range of different types of trees that we’ll distribute to their best suited environment across the region.

Dalby resident Vesna Rendulic received a tree in the last round and contacted Council to share her appreciation and gratitude to the Parks and Open Spaces team for their fantastic work.

“This program is such a wonderful initiative for the towns across the region and I hope others make the most of this opportunity,” she said.

“I live in a street that had no trees and just adding in the one tree made the biggest difference and lifted the entire street.

“Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team are doing such a great job and I am excited to see more trees pop up around the region in the new round.”

Registrations are open until end of July with planting set to begin late August until October.

To register your interest, submit a form online at Council’s website or contact the Customer Service Team on 1300 COUNCIL to express your interest.

For further information, please find the Adopt a Street Tree fact sheet at www.wdrc.info/adopt-a-street-tree-program/.

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