Hun­dreds of trees to be planted as res­i­dents choose to go green

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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