Growing push for worldwide recognition with trees project
Geraldton could be the fourth place in Australia and first in the State to have a recognised Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy area.
The project is a unique network of forest conservation initiatives in all 53 Commonwealth countries.
Last month City of Greater Geraldton councillors voted 11-2 in favour of applying for the City’s Million Trees project to be recognised as part of the worldwide initiative.
The Million Trees project was established in 2010 as part of the City’s 2029 vision in an attempt to make the City a greener region.
Cr Lewis Freer said being part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project would help leverage the Million Trees project.
“We’ve done great work with the project so far and this ties it in with something that’s a bit bigger,” he said.
If the application is successful, a tree will be planted with a plaque to commemorate the project.