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Somerset Council to Hold Free Tree Day

SOMERSET Regional Council will hold a free tree day next month to give away thousands of koala food trees.

The free tree day promotion will be held in the courtyard of the Simeon Lord Room near the Esk Library on Heap Street on Saturday, 9 February.

Parking will be available in the library carpark and residents will need to bring their own boxes or bags to transport the trees. 

The trees will be distributed between 8am and midday and will be available on first in, best dressed scenario until all tree levels are exhausted.

Documentation and/or photo identification will need to be provided to support an address in Somerset.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said that this free tree event is being held to complement numerous Council initiatives that target environmental awareness.

“Council’s tree promotions are extremely popular with Somerset residents,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Similar events have been held yearly since 2016 at various locations in Somerset.

“Council is pleased to give away thousands of trees during each free tree day promotion.” 

Cr Lehmann said that Council has a variety of koala food trees in stock for residents with thousands of trees up for grabs.

There will also be a range of other native trees and shrubs available. 

The program has been made possible by a joint arrangement between Council and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) where inmates propagate plants while on remand.