Grow­ing push for world­wide recog­ni­tion with trees project

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS -

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.

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