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February 4, 2020 - Cassowary Coast residents embrace free tree giveaway


  • Council offers two free native trees to every resident of the region
  • 451 trees were given to 226 residents over two days last week
  • Offer still open for Thursday and Friday this week with trees available for collection from Tully and Innisfail council nurseries

The Cassowary Coast Regional Council has received an extraordinary response to last week’s native tree giveaway which saw 451 trees given to 226 residents over the two-day initiative.

With two trees available for each resident of the Cassowary Coast, varieties include Blackbean, Licuala Fan Palm, Yarrabah Satinash and Powder Puff Lilly Pilly.

Local residents who missed out last week are encouraged to take advantage of the second chance Free Tree Giveaway at the Tully or Innisfail council nursery this Thursday 6 February, and Friday 7 February 2020 between 8am and 3pm.

Council’s nurseries produce high-quality local native plants for rehabilitation programs and public sales, and recruit 20 to 30 local volunteers who are vital to preparing seedlings for the region’s parks and gardens.

The Innisfail Nursery is located corner of Campbell & Sundown sts, and the Tully Nursery is located beside the Council depot on Anderson St).

Council hosts a Free Tree Giveaway four times per year.

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor, John Kremastos, said “The Free Tree Giveaway encourages residents to replenish our native flora which secures fauna habitat and promotes positive environmental action.”

“It’s brilliant to see so many residents embracing this opportunity and we encourage many more to visit one of our nurseries on Thursday or Friday this week to pick up their trees.”

“We’re so proud of the hard working staff and volunteers at the Council nurseries whose tireless dedication and innate sense of community epitomises the spirit of ‘better together’, they are truly role models for us all.’