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Early tree planting program off to a head start

It’s been a busy few months for North East Link's early tree planting program, with more than 400 trees planted across 6 council parks and reserves near the Eastern Freeway.

The indigenous and native eucalypts and wattles have been planted with Manningham and Whitehorse councils in Katrina Gully Reserve, Doncaster, Morris Williams Reserve, Bulleen, Heatherdale Creek Parklands, Mitcham, Memorial Park, Box Hill North, R.E. Gray Reserve, Nunawading and Slater Reserve, Blackburn North.

Trees planted in Whitehorse Council parks were grown from seeds collected locally.

Nearly 800 responses to a community survey last year helped decide the locations for planting.

Local parks and reserves were two of the most popular locations to plant trees, with people asking for indigenous and native species to be planted wherever possible.

More than 1500 trees have been planted for our early tree planting program so far, with more to come. To find out more visit our tree planting program page.

North East Link Program