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Somerset Regional Council FREE TREE DAY 2021

Somerset Regional Council is pleased to announce that its popular free tree day events for residents will return this year after a brief hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 event restrictions.

In celebration of the return of these events, Council will be making its planned free tree days bigger and better, with the inclusion of a free sausage sizzle, wildlife shows and environmental community stalls at each event.

Resident Free Tree Days

Free tree day events this year will held between 8am to 11am at the following locations and dates:

  1. Esk - Pipeliner Park - Saturday 23 October 2021
  2. Kilcoy - Aston Park - Saturday 30 October 2021
  3. Fernvale - Memorial Park - Saturday 6 November 2021

Free tree vouchers this year will be attached to your rates notice, posted to you in August 2021.

All residents will be able to redeem a pre-packed selection of 10 native plants upon presentation of the applicable free tree voucher. These plants will be flowering and bird attracting plant species suitable for residential home gardens.

Resident with properties over 8 hectares will also be able to redeem an additional 10 pre-packed native trees, upon presentation of the applicable voucher and their rates notice to verify the size of their property.  These trees will be large native tree species suitable for larger properties and will include koala and wildlife habitat species.

Please note:  Landholders with multiple parcels of land over 8 hectares will not be entitled to multiple tree packages.  Only 10 additional native trees will be available per landholder, regardless of the number of landholdings.

Free Sausage Sizzle

The free sausage sizzle will commence at commence at 8:00am at each event.  A sausage in sliced bread and a drink will be provided to residents attending the event on a ‘first come, first served’ basis until catering is exhausted.

Free Wildlife Show

There will be 2 free wildlife shows at each event, commencing at 8.30am and 9.15am respectively. Attendance will also be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  Please note that numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained in the marquee where the show will be held.

COVID19 Event Restrictions

Other than a 1.5 metre social distancing requirement, outdoor events (without dancing) are currently permitted to operate without a COVID Safe Event Checklist or COVID Safe Event Plan; and currently there is no requirement to collect event participant contact information. 

However, should the COVID19 restrictions for outdoor events change, the scale and delivery proposed above for the above free tree day events for 2021 will be required to change to comply with the restrictions at that time, or be deferred if compliance cannot be achieved.  Please check this site again prior to event for current COVID information or advice.

Other Events

Please check Council’s website again later in the year for information regarding the following free tree events:

  • Land for Wildlife Event (LFW) – November 2021
  • Koala Tree Event – April 2022