The 2 Million Trees project started in November 2007 with the aim of restoring bushland, developing wildlife corridors, providing shade to cool the city and to keep Brisbane looking green.
The 2 millionth tree was planted in Mt Gravatt in February 2012, on one of over 78 project sites covering almost 500 hectares of land in the Brisbane area. Planting sites ranged from large tracts of land such as the Kholo-Mt Crosby sites, where over 200,000 trees were planted, to small one hectare sites in suburbia.
The planted trees will provide shelter, nesting sites and food for many types of wildlife. Over time, fully functioning ecosystems will develop based on the framework of maturing revegetated forests.
Brisbane City Council will continue to invest in the 2 Million Trees project sites to maintain and protect the trees planted and to enhance the biodiversity, connectivity and habitat values of selected sites. This is to ensure that these areas will continue to improve and enhance the city's unique biodiversity and create an environmental legacy that contributes to a cleaner and greener Brisbane.
On Sunday 5 February 2012, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and local environmental groups planted the two millionth tree, and unveiled a plaque to commemorate this milestone at the Mt Gravatt Lookout.
View the 2 Million Trees photo gallery as a slideshow, or view the photos individually as part of Council's Flickr account.
Council's 2 Million Tree plantings across Brisbane
View 2 Million Trees project sites in a larger map.