Discounted shady trees to help increase Playford’s canopy

Discounted shady trees to help increase Playford's canopy
Get your shade tree voucher (valued at up to $50) for $12.

The City of Playford is offering residents the chance to purchase a shady tree at a discounted price, in efforts to increase the tree canopy on private property in Playford.

As part of Council’s Urban Tree Strategy, 200 tree subsidy vouchers are available to help encourage residents to purchase a tree to plant in their yard. By purchasing a $12 ticket, residents will receive a tree voucher valued up to $50.

Vouchers can be redeemed at either Bunnings Munno Para West, or Provenance Indigenous Plants, Salisbury Park, for selected shady trees.

Mayor Glenn Docherty said more trees on private land in Playford is one initiative under its Urban Tree Strategy, which aims to increase citywide canopy from 15 per cent to 20 per cent by 2045.

“Through this program, we’re offering a limited number of discounted trees for residents to plant in their yard,” said Mayor Docherty. “It’s important that we support the community to green their own slice of Playford, which contributes to overall canopy targets.”

Vouchers are purchased online via Eventbrite and will delivered to residents via post. Vouchers can then be redeemed for a specific selection of trees.

“This program is a new initiative for Council,” said Mayor Docherty. “We will assess the results with a view to continuing into the future, making any adjustments along the way.”

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