18 September, 2023
Free tree days coming up
THREE free days are planned for the Somerset region this year, with fun and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Somerset Regional Council offers free trees to residents through a redeemable voucher system every year.
Vouchers attached to rates notices posted in August this year can be redeemed for a pre-packed selection of 10 native plants.
Councillor Jason Wendt said that the natives were flowering, bird-attracting species suited to residential gardens.
“Plants are chosen for their suitability for the region’s soil and conditions, and native species also bring birds into our gardens.”
“For properties over 8 hectares, there are an additional 10 native trees. Some of these will be koala habitat trees and will need more space when fully grown.”
The morning’s activities include a free sausage sizzle, appearances by Geckoes Wildlife, with shows at 8.30am and 9.15am, and the team from Wildlife Watcher will be able to answer your questions about koalas.
Council’s free tree days are being held at Kilcoy Memorial Hall on Saturday October 7 and Fernvale Community Hall on Saturday October 21. All events will run between 8am and 11am.