Community called to register plantings for Million Trees project

Seedlings recently planted along the Chapman River.

Seedlings recently planted along the Chapman River.

With less than 13 years to go till 2029 the call is out for people to help green the City and register trees and shrubs they’ve planted towards the Million Trees project.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said more than 150,000 trees and shrubs have been planted by the community, business and industry since the project began in 2012.

“The community’s top priority of greening the City is well underway and the City is playing a pivotal role in helping the community reach its goal of planting a million trees by 2029,” he said.

“Every year City staff plant trees and shrubs in parks, on verges and on the coast.  We also organise a number of annual community and corporate tree planting days that help revegetate areas along the Chapman and Greenough rivers.

“All of these plantings have been counted towards the Million Trees project.

“We also grow local providence seedlings in our Community Nursery which are planted by community groups, business and industry throughout the City region.  This year alone more than 30,000 seedlings were produced and planted locally.

“Finally, and most importantly, we manage the Million Trees Register so we can keep count of all the trees or shrubs being planted across the City region,” said Mayor Van Styn.

“Although a million trees may seem like a big number I know if everyone continues to plant trees and registers them to make them count we can achieve this goal together.”

If you would like more information on the Million Trees project or to register trees or shrubs you’ve planted in the past four years visit the City Website