Residents invited to pick out trees

May 27, 2022 BY

Planting the seed: Golden Plains Shire is seeking feedback from Inverleigh residents via two surveys that will inform their Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan and the types of trees they want in the area. Photo: FILE

THE Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan is continuing to grow, and now Golden Plains Shire is seeking further feedback from residents.

The community can have a say, again, via a survey on the types of trees they would prefer to see at Inverleigh’s western and eastern avenues.

The plan was formed from community consultation following the removal of six Monterey cypress trees at Inverleigh late last year, and Golden Plains Shire mayor Cr Gavin Gamble urged residents to take part in the consultation process.

“Council wants to ensure the replanting meets the expectations of the community and is guided by knowledgeable staff to ensure the best outcome,” he said.

“The previous engagement established that the western and eastern avenues will be replanted with two different species of tree and a mix for the camping area.

The plan will be inclusive of trees within the western cypress avenue and public camping reserve as well as the revitalisation of the eastern avenue.

A range of options will be released for each site, guided by sustainability and by community feedback.

The survey was sent via mail to residents and is open until Thursday, 15 June and completed feedback can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, marked ‘attention: Inverleigh Tree Succession Plan.’

A second survey to determine what trees should be planted at the western and eastern avenues is also open, and can be completed online at goldenplains.vic.gov.au/consultations or picked up at the Shire’s customer service centre at 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn.