Three mil­lion trees all ready to help green up Queens­land

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

AN LNP gov­ern­ment will plant three mil­lion trees in Queens­land over six years.

Shadow en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter Dr Chris­tian Rowan will today re­lease a $10.5 mil­lion Greener Queens­land plan.

“We have a strong track record of help­ing to pre­serve the en­vi­ron­ment through our en­vi­ron­men­tal grants, koala habi­tat pro­gram and lit­ter pre­ven­tion, and this com­mit­ment will fur­ther help to en­hance Queens­land as a clean, green and sus­tain­able state,” Dr Rowan said.

“An LNP gov­ern­ment will lead the way in de­liv­er­ing real so­lu­tions to fu­ture-proof­ing Queens­land’s en­vi­ron­ment by plant­ing three mil­lion trees.

Com­pet­i­tive grants would be avail­able to in­di­vid­u­als and land care groups.

The Mem­ber for Mount Om­maney Tarnya Smith said the LNP would also en­cour­age Queens­lan­ders to plant more trees in their own back yards.

She said trees pro­moted bio­di­ver­sity, pro­duced oxy­gen and helped com­bat the green­house ef­fect, with one large tree pro­duc­ing the daily oxy­gen sup­ply for four peo­ple. DES HOUGHTON

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