Hundreds of trees to be planted as residents choose to go green
SPRING has begun and this year it promises to be greener than usual, thanks to some added foliage.
The Western Downs Regional Council’s parks and open spaces team has started planting trees for the first round of the Adopt a Street Tree program.
The initiative is designed to beautify our towns, with councillor Carolyn Tillman confirming that residents across the region have jumped at the chance to add that something extra to their front lawn.
“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.”
In the first round alone 540 trees will be planted across the Western Downs region, with 274 of those trees to spread their roots in Dalby.
Numerous species are included in the line-up, with crepe myrtle and jacarandas the most prevalent, closely followed by tuckeroos and Illawarra flame trees.
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.
Telephone 1300 268 62 45 for more information about the project.
GOING GREEN: Members of the Western Downs Regional Council’s parks and open spaces team plant a tree.