Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney MLA echoes calls from the City of Greater Geraldton for Geraldton residents to register all trees they have recently planted to ensure a major milestone in the Million Trees project can be recognised.
“The City have indicated that we are close to reaching 50% of the one million trees target so we need to ensure all trees or shrubs planted around the city are recorded to confirm this is the case,” Mr Blayney said.
“I remember when the idea to plant a million trees came about back in 2009, not long after I was elected, and I felt proud to represent a region with a vision for Geraldton, and I strongly agreed with the community’s idea to create a greener region by 2029.
Mr Blayney said he would like to thank all the residents and community groups who have taken part in this initiative and he hopes that enthusiasm for this project continues to be maintained.
“It’s great that so many residents have participated in this project – their hard work and commitment has certainly helped to create a more vibrant region.
“With covid-19 restrictions changing the way we live, it is likely more people have taken up gardening as a hobby, so if this includes you, I urge you to register what you have planted with the City and continue to do so into the future to guarantee we meet our target.
“I’ve worked with FROGGS, Friends of Point Moore, Friends of Chapman River and NACC over the years planting trees and I thank them for all the work they have done.
“With current the progress indicating the community’s target will be met, I look forward to following the success of this project over the coming years.”