Gunnedah Shire Council is updating its Street Tree Strategy, a strategy that will help grow a green and leafy future for Gunnedah shire. Gunnedah Shire Council director infrastructure services Jeremy Bartlett said an important part of the strategy was seeking the views of the community. “Street trees help shape the identity of any region,” Mr Bartlett said. “They can be a beautiful natural asset that adds to the character and amenity of towns and villages. But planting the wrong trees in the wrong locations can lead to all sorts of problems down the track, so it is critical to plan now. We need to take the ideas and views of our community and translate that into a practical guide to a greener and leafier Gunnedah.”

Community and business members are invited to have their say in a ‘Street Tree Strategy survey’ that will be used to help shape the strategy. The survey asks people for their vision for Gunnedah shire, whether future street tree plantings should have a theme, what improvements they would like to see, and a range of other questions. People can access the Gunnedah Shire Council Street Tree Strategy online by visiting:

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