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Second Chance to Claim Free Trees in Somerset

SOMERSET residents are being encouraged to take advantage of Somerset Regional Council’s second free tree distribution day at Kilcoy.

The free tree distribution day is being held at Aston Park at Kilcoy on Saturday, 14 October from 8am until 11am.

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

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. 

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.

“Residents will also get another opportunity on 21 October at Pipeliner Park at Esk to claim their free trees.”

The first of three free tree days was held in Fernvale on 7 October.

For more information about the free tree program or if you have not yet received your newsletter contact Council on (07) 5424 4000.