The greening of Bourke


Bourke Shire Council town crew members Eddie Orcher and Joash Mann ensuring the new plantings have secure tree guards in place. Photo TWH

Bourke Shire Council has begun a tree replanting project thanks to the New South Wales Government Drought Communities Fund.

A grant of $90,000 has been received to plant 240 trees throughout the streets of Bourke.

In recent years, many trees have been removed from the town, due to various reasons such as drought, inappropriate variety for location, or tree death and deterioration.

Bourke Shire Council General Manager Mark Riley says this is a really exciting project.

“Manager of Works Peter Brown prepared a tree planting staging plan comprising five stages.


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