Deniliquin Pastoral Times

It’s time to tree-t yourself

- Council@edwardrive­

Edward River Council’s annual tree planting subsidy starts soon, with more than 50 varieties of plants available to eligible residents.

Aimed at increasing native vegetation in the Edward River Council region, local ratepayers on properties one hectare and over are welcome to apply.

‘‘This year we have the support of Ricegrower­s Associatio­n through Local Land Services and Landcare NSW who have contribute­d $1500 to the program,’’ Edward River Mayor Norm Brennan said.

‘‘Their support has allowed us to offer optional cardboard tree guards for just 30¢ each, rather than the normal 55¢ each.’’

Property owners on one to 500 hectares can apply for the subsidised seedlings at a cost of 65¢ each until Friday, August 27.

Varieties include redgum, wattle, bottlebrus­h, melaleucas, eucalyptus and more.

Property owners on one to 10 hectares are eligible for 50 tube seedlings; for properties 10-500 hectares, 150 tube seedlings are available and, for property owners of 500 hectares and over, 300 tube seedlings are available.

Cr Brennan said the scheme was aimed at assisting local property owners to not only help landscape their homes but also to help the environmen­t.

For more informatio­n about the Rural Tree Planting Scheme, contact Edward River Council’s customer service team on 5898 3000 or via email at

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