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Council delivers 4000 free trees

One Million Trees
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey planting the first tree as part of the One Million Trees project.

Following the success of the Resident Voucher Program trial, 4000 free trees will be made available as part of Bundaberg Regional Council's One Million Trees project.

Council has teamed up with Bundaberg Landcare to deliver the program which provides two free, native trees per voucher.

From this week 2000 resident vouchers will be released.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said the initial trial of the voucher program proved so popular that local green thumbs downloaded all 250 vouchers within three days.

“It has been so rewarding to see the response from the community and to know that we are working together to plant one million trees in our region,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“To further support residents who are doing their part, we’ve partnered with Landcare to offer thousands of free, native trees to residents.

“Anyone can take part in the voucher program, the only criteria is that you plant the tree in the Bundaberg Region!”

Mayor Dempsey said the resident voucher program was an important part of One Million Trees Bundaberg Region which would see the community come together to support the environment.

“We’ve said from the beginning that one million trees is an ambitious target that Council can’t reach on its own.

“To achieve this goal we need the whole community – individuals, businesses, groups and organisations – to branch out and plant a tree!”

Residents can register for their free voucher on the One Million Trees project website.

Residents can also download a full list of the native species available from Bundaberg Landcare as part of the One Million Trees resident voucher program.

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