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Region’s timber town adopts Street Tree initiative

20 June 2018

Western Downs residents show strong community pride and spirit with Adopt a Street Tree program.

Western Downs residents show strong community pride and spirit with Adopt a Street Tree program.

Residents in Jandowae have given Western Downs Regional Council’s Adopt a Street Tree program two green thumbs up, proving they truly are the timber town.

The ever-popular program is spreading roots across the region with Council announcing it will be extending the program into 2019 committing a further $300,000 at the handing down of the 2018/19 Budget.

Council Spokesperson for Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries Councillor Carolyn Tillman said the great take-up by Jandowae residents is a credit to the town’s strong community spirit.

“There’s nothing better than being greeted by leafy tree lined streets and it’s wonderful that our very own timber town has thrown their support behind the program,” she said.

“Our smaller communities are the heart of our region and with our Adopt a Street Tree program our residents have proudly worn their hearts on their sleeves — or in this case their verges.

“Some of our local schools and kindergartens have also embraced the program and I know that the little green thumbs of Brigalow State School are very excited to look after their new trees.

“Thank you to our residents in Jandowae for raising the Adopt a Street Tree flag and we’d love to see all our communities across the region signup for their very own street tree in 2019.”

Jandowae resident and Vice President of the Jandowae Timbertown Festival Committee Michael Wood said it’s the community spirit and pride residents take in their town that makes Jandowae a great place to live and raise a family.

“We have such a great community here in Jandowae and everyone is always willing to back a good thing and jump on board with events and programs that make our town a great place to live,” he said.

“It’s been great for the kids to see how our community comes together to support the great things happening here, especially with the success of the recent Jandowae Timbertown Festival.

“Locals really do take real pride in their community and it’s good to see Council supporting our events and making the effort to beautify our town.”

The Adopt a Street Tree program is open to all towns across the region and best of all it’s free.

Council’s Parks and Open Spaces crew will do all the heavy lifting planting the trees in front of your home; all you need to do is give your new trees some TLC.

For more information on how you can participate in the Adopt a Street Tree program visit www.wdrc.info/adopt-a-street-tree-program/ or call 1300 COUNCIL.

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