Free plants for residents in the Shire of Mundaring to be replaced with a new landcare program

Free plants for residents in the Shire of Mundaring to be replaced with a new landcare program

THE Shire of Mundaring’s long-running Tree Canopy Understorey Program (TCUP) will be replaced with a new seedlings program designed to target a range of environmental priorities.

The TCUP program has been operating for the past three decades supplying over one million free seedlings for planting by residents.

The Shire is calling for people to register their interest in its new program, Seedlings for Landcare, which will focus on improving waterways, providing habitat for wildlife, minimising the spread of dieback and creating additional tree canopy cover throughout the Shire.

Shire President John Daw said the new program will further enhance the region’s natural environment by focusing the provision of new seedlings to areas that would best achieve the Shire’s environmental priorities.

“Under the Shire-funded program, free seedlings will be available to schools, volunteer environmental groups and rural properties,” Cr Daw said.

“By improving our waterways and natural vegetation we assist our wildlife to thrive”.

Cr Daw said he was looking forward to seeing local schools and community-based groups become involved in the Seedlings for Landcare program adding to the excellent work our environmental volunteers and shire workers already do.

For more information about Seedlings for Landcare, go to the Shire’s website and click on the Services tab.

All relevant documents such as a planting guide and eligibility criteria can be found under the ‘Environment’ section.