Online orders for Horsham Rural City Council’s Rural Revegetation program are now being taken.
People who live in the municipality with a property that is 0.4 hectares (one acre) or larger are eligible to order a selection of subsidised native plants.
The tube-sized trees are just 50c each and people can order up to 300 plants depending on the size of their property.
Chief Executive Officer Sunil Bhalla said the program had been popular for many years.
“The Rural Revegetation Program is a perennial favourite with residents and it’s easy to understand why,” Mr Bhalla said.
“Planting native plants provides shade, improves air quality and offers habitat and food for local wildlife.
“Not only that, but it adds to the natural beauty of our rural areas.
“This year orders are being taken earlier in the year so that the plants are in optimal condition and delivered at the best time for planting,” he said.
Mr Bhalla said there were 20 varieties available as part of the 2021 Species Guide.
“The three categories are shrubs to 4m, small trees to 10m and large trees.”
“The most popular large trees over the years have been the yellow box and bulokes while the golden wattles and callistemon have been sought after in the shrub varieties,” he said.
Plants can be collected from the Selkirk Drive depot on Friday 2 July between 8am and 6pm and Saturday 3 July 2021 from 8am to 4pm.