ON THE LAND Ur­ban fruit tree re­moval for free

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Moira Shire, in part­ner­ship with the Goul­burn Mur­ray Val­ley Fruit Fly Gov­er­nance Group, has a pro­gram in place to re­move un­wanted fruit trees grow­ing in ur­ban yards.

Wher­ever you are in the shire, from Bun­da­long to Barmah, this pro­gram is avail­able as fur­ther ef­fort to com­bat Queens­land Fruit Fly (QFF).

Fruit trees you no longer need or are un­able to look af­ter can pro­vide breed­ing grounds for QFF which in turn can have a se­ri­ous im­pact on the lo­cal fruit grow­ing in­dus­try and home gar­dens.

Now is an ideal time to re­move po­ten­tial breed­ing sites as the QFF is rel­a­tively dor­mant dur­ing this pe­riod when the weather is too cold for them to be ac­tive.

The of­fer ap­plies to ur­ban res­i­den­tial fruit trees only and the work will be car­ried out by a reg­is­tered and in­sured pri­vate con­trac­tor.

To ar­range your free fruit tree re­moval, call Moira Shire Coun­cil on 5871 9222 be­fore Satur­day, Septem­ber 30.

Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleve­land at­tends to an un­wanted fruit tree.

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