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Council’s Popular Free Tree Program on again Soon

SOMERSET residents are being encouraged to take advantage of Somerset Regional Council’s annual Free Tree Program which gets underway in October.

Residents living in the Somerset Regional Council area can claim either two or ten free trees on presentation of a voucher which will be attached to Council’s residential Spring newsletter, Somerset Lifestyle.

The newsletters are being distributed by Australia Post. Residents are encouraged to contact Council from 2 October if they have not yet received their voucher.

Only Land for Wildlife participants and residents who live on properties larger than 20 acres are entitled to 10 free trees upon presentation of their Free Tree Voucher and a current rates notice.

Plants that will be available for residents living on suburban/house blocks for residential gardens will be flowering and bird attracting species, and will include Council’s floral emblem plants – Weeping Bottlebrush and Native Frangipani. 

Plants provided for Land for Wildlife participants and properties larger than 20 acres will be native trees appropriate for revegetation and habitat plantings, with a particular focus on koala trees. 

Free tree distribution days will be held at Pipeliner Park, Esk on 6 October, Memorial Park, Fernvale on 13 October and Aston Park, Kilcoy on 20 October.  Collection of trees will be available between 8am and 11am.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann encouraged all residents to take advantage of the free program.

“The free tree days are an incentive for residents to enjoy the great outdoors and help the environment by planting trees in their backyard,” Cr Lehmann said.

For more information about the free tree program contact council on 5424 4000.