Town takes green ap­proach to in­form­ing its res­i­dents

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

THE Town of Vic­to­ria Park is tak­ing let­ter writ­ing to a new level. A se­lec­tion of house­holds in the Town will soon re­ceive a friendly in­tro­duc­tion let­ter from a new green-leafed friend, as 210 trees of vary­ing species are planted in the verges out­side homes by the Town’s Parks team. The let­ter is writ­ten from the point of view of the young tree and is an in­tro­duc­tion to the res­i­dent as it out­lines its species name, the ben­e­fits of its pres­ence and how best to care for it. Also in­cluded in the welcome pack­age is a wa­ter­ing bucket and satchels of fer­tiliser and wa­ter-sav­ing gran­ules. “Peo­ple get all sorts of mail – advertising, bank state­ments – but I don’t think any­one in WA has had the plea­sure of re­ceiv­ing a friendly let­ter from a young tree be­fore,” Town chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta said. “This is a new ap­proach to get peo­ple to en­gage with the care of these new trees, cre­at­ing a sense of pride in their com­mu­nity and be­com­ing fur­ther in­vested in their area.” If res­i­dents feel their tree needs some ex­tra care they can con­tact the Town on 9311 8111 and a ser­vice re­quest will be sent to the Parks team to as­sist.

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