Free tree giveaway

The free tree give away is on again and residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area who have built a home in the 2018/19 financial year can get up to six free plants.   

The free tree give away is on again and residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area who have built a home in the 2018/19 financial year can get up to six free plants.   

Cessnock City Council is proud this initiative has been running successfully for about two decades, benefiting residents and the local government areas natural environment. 

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encouraged all entitled residents to submit an application.

“This program is always very popular. It’s certainly an important one for Council, the planting of more trees and shrubs is vital in our community, they look great but also have long lasting environmental impacts.”   

A range of trees and shrubs are available, from ground covers like Gardenia radicans through to shrubs, including, Bottlebrush, Westringia and Nandina.

Application forms are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre or via Council’s website at  www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/environment/initiatives.

Completed application forms must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 22 February 2019.

For further information please contact Council’s Vegetation and Civic Spaces Coordinator, Lyall Green, on 02 4993 4103.