Thursday, April 25, 2024

Moonee Valley greening easy as 1, 2, 3

Victoria’s Moonee Valley City Council is leading the charge to plant more trees in the west, with the launch of its One, Two, Tree campaign.

In consultation with Greening the West – a consortium of western councils, facilitated by Greater Western Water – the Council has launched One, Two, Tree to encourage the community to plant trees on private properties, and help the west of Melbourne aspire to a canopy cover of 30%.

Council has spearheaded the online education campaign, developing 10 short informative and engaging videos that cover the many benefits of planting trees, the best trees for different sized yards, practical tips and care.

The first video was released last week and more will be released throughout February, March, April and early May.

Mayor, Pierce Tyson, expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative.

“Trees play a vital role in enhancing the liveability and environmental health of our city,” he said.

“Through the One, Two, Tree campaign, we want to encourage residents to plant a tree in their home, business or school. This will help to achieve Council’s 30% canopy cover target by 2040.

“By collectively embracing tree-planting initiatives, we can create a cooler, greener, healthier, and more vibrant community for generations to come.”

The Victorian Government’s Metropolitan Partnerships Development Fund (MPDF) supports the Metropolitan Partnerships to act on local priorities, informs the Metropolitan Partnerships’ advice to government and supports Melbourne’s social and economic recovery.

The project was funded under the MPDF to address and support the priorities of the Western Metropolitan Partnership.

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