Free trees on offer for new home owners

The free tree give away is on again and residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area who have purchased or built a home in the 2017/18 financial year can get up to eight free plants.
The free tree give away is on again and residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area who have purchased or built a home in the 2017/18 financial year can get up to eight free plants.  

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

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encourages every resident entitled to apply to submit an application.  

“The planting of more trees and shrubs in our community is important, not only for the visual appeal but for the long lasting positive environmental impacts.”  

A range of trees and shrubs are available, from ground covers like Creeping Boobalia through to shrubs, including Murraya, Bottlebrush and Grevillea, which can reach three metres in height.  

Application forms are available from Council’s Customer Service Officers, Vincent Street, Cessnock or via Council’s website at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au.

Completed application forms must be received no later than 5pm Friday 2 March 2018.  

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