With National Tree Day cancelled due to COVID-19, Council is partnering with Watershed Landcare to redistribute trees to bushfire affected residents, to assist in revegetating their properties following the devastating summer fires that destroyed 255,000Ha.
General manager, Brad Cam, said eligible landholders can apply to receive 40 native trees each, which will be grown in Landcare's new greenhouse.
"In addition to the native plants, landholders will also receive tree guards and stakes," Mr Cam said.
"There will be an opportunity to purchase additional trees which will be available for planting in Autumn and Spring 2021."
To help landholders get the most out of the planting project, a workshop will be held with a focus on revegetating after fire.
This workshop is subject to change due to COVID-19 with a date yet to be announced.
Eligible residents will be contacted by Council's Bushfire Liaison Officer via email and invited to complete an expression of interest to participate in the project.
Alternatively residents can apply to be part of the project through Council's dedicated Bushfire Recovery page on both Council's website and yoursay.midwestern.nsw.gov.au.
Or in-person at the Bushfire Recovery Pop Up Sessions with the Bushfire Liaison Officer, at Kandos Library (Community Centre, Angus Avenue), each Friday throughout August, from 11am to 1pm.
- Expressions of interest close Friday, August 21.