Together with 661 residents who rolled up their sleeves to make our city more clean, green and sustainable, Council planted more than 2800 trees at 12 community street tree planting events in the last financial year. As an incentive for helping to grow our urban forest, volunteers celebrated their hard work with a free barbecue and a cold drink and took home some free native plants for their gardens.
The trees were planted along bare and open footpaths in shade-hungry residential suburbs. Over time, the trees will add to our urban forest, provide shady, cooler pathways, improve air quality and reduce stormwater runoff. It’s just one way that we’re working together to make our city more sustainable for our children, and their children to follow.
Some of the suburbs where we’ve created greener, cooler streets last financial year are Bardon, Bellbowrie, Deagon, Highgate Hill, Mansfield, Middle Park, Sandgate, Tennyson, Upper Kedron and Upper Mount Gravatt.
Together we’ve achieved a lot, but there’s still more to be done. Next year’s schedule of street tree planting events will be finalised soon. If you’d like to get involved in street tree planting, keep an eye out for updates by visiting the street trees page. If you’d like to have a street tree planted outside your property, contact Council on 07 3403 8888.