Campaspe Shire opens Rural Tree Scheme for rural landowners

By Kyabram Free Press

RURAL landowners can now purchase native seedlings for a subsided cost through Campaspe Shire Council’s Rural Tree Scheme.

The council's community general manager Keith Oberin said the scheme was a great way for rural landowners to improve their property’s landscape.

“Through the scheme, approximately 40 indigenous plant species are available that are well suited to the Campaspe climate and soil types,” he said.

“There is a good range of plants to choose from, ranging from groundcovers that grow to less than a metre, to trees that will grow more than 30 metres.

“Council, along with local landcare groups, can provide advice on species selection and site preparation.”

All rural zoned ratepayers within Campaspe Shire are eligible to purchase limited numbers of subsidised plants through the scheme.

Property size determines the maximum amount of plants available.

Landowners are encouraged contact participating nurseries to negotiate pick-up times prior to the end of June 2021.

Orders will be taken up to November 1, or when the allocated funds have been exhausted.

Order forms, including a full list of available species, are available on the council’s website, at customer service centres, or can be mailed out on request.

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