TRC to explore rural, urban community tree planting programs

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will examine ways in which it can partner with the community to plant more trees in rural and urban locations.

Council endorsed a motion calling for a report into tree planting options, subject to budgetary considerations, at its September Ordinary meeting.

TRC Planning and Development Committee chair Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan said she envisaged a community partnership where Council and interested parties, including private landholders, would work to plant more trees across the Region.

“It is worthy to aim for an ambitious tree planting program in response to recent and past vegetation loss as a result of our expanding urban footprint,” Cr O’Hara Sullivan said.

“Landowners may clear vegetation on their property without seeking approval from Council, so long as they comply with any relevant State or Federal legislation.

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