Planting day to create a clean and green Greenslopes

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Greenslopes residents are invited to participate in a community tree planting day on October 13 to enhance the look and feel of the suburb.

Coorparoo Ward Councillor Fiona Cunningham said that over 100 additional trees would be planted across Greenslopes with the help of local residents.

“I encourage residents to get involved in this great community project to help create a clean and green Brisbane,” she said.

“As well as tree planting, there will be a range of fun and family-friendly activities that people of all ages can enjoy.

“We will have live music, a sausage sizzle, food trucks, native animals, giant games and educational displays.

“This is part of a wider initiative introduced by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner to improve our suburbs through increased tree planting and landscaping.

“I’m proud to have secured funding through the Greener Suburbs’ initiative so that Greenslopes is one of the first to benefit.”

Cr Cunningham said Council will water trees to get them established, but residents could also help take care of the newly-planted trees.

“We are facing dry weather over the coming months and any additional watering from residents will be a big help,” she said.

“These trees will keep our neighbourhoods cool and shady over the summer months and enhance the natural beauty of the area.

“By partnering with the community in planting the new trees, we hope to foster a sense of stewardship and pride in our local streetscape.

“All the new street trees have been carefully chosen to suit the local area and, as a thank you for participating, residents will receive their own free native plants.”

The Greener Suburbs Community Tree Planting event will be held on October 13, from 9am at the Thompson Estate Reserve on the corner of Juliette and Pine Streets in Greenslopes.

Residents participating on the day are advised to wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.


Event Details:

What: Greener Suburbs Community Tree Planting event

When: 9am – 12 noon, Sunday 13 October 2019

Where: Thompson Estate Reserve, Corner of Juliette and Pine Streets, Greenslopes

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