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Second Free Tree Day on This Weekend at Fernvale

SOMERSET Regional Council is pleased to again offer Somerset residents free trees for their properties.

The second free tree distribution day will be held at Fernvale from 8am until 11am on Saturday, 13 October at Memorial Park.

Residents can claim either two or ten free trees upon presentation of the Free Tree Voucher which was attached to the Somerset Lifestyle Spring newsletter that was posted to residents mailboxes.

A Free Tree Voucher will entitle residents living on suburban/house block to two free trees.

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.

Residents are encouraged to bring a reusable bag or box along to collect their free trees.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said that Council is pleased to again offer Somerset residents such a great opportunity to help Somerset’s environment.

“The free tree days are a great incentive for residents to get out and enjoy the outdoors whilst helping the environment,” Cr Lehmann said.

“I encourage all Somerset residents to get involved and redeem their free trees at one of three tree distribution days.”

The third and final free tree day for the year will be held at Aston Park at Kilcoy on 20 October from 8am to 11am.

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