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Published Friday 19 July 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Street trees destroyed

Senseless vandalism has seen six advanced street trees destroyed in Hamilton Street, Broadford.

Council has undertaken an extensive street planting program across the shire, with more than 130 trees planted to beautify localities.

The Crepe Myrtles were semi-mature stock being around two years old when planted.

Crepe Myrtles are an versatile tree that have strong spring growth, flowers from January through until March and have colourful autumn foliage.

The vandalism has been reported to police.

People with information are asked to contact Council’s Customer Service team on (03) 5734 6200.

All information will be treated in confidence and passed onto police.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

"The latest act of vandalism was a sad reflection on some people in the community," he said.

"This is an act that not only impacts on Council financially, which in turn hurts our ratepayers, but sets back a program that will have longer term benefits for those living and visiting Broadford.

“There is a real cost when it comes to street trees. We plant semi-mature stock so that we can guarantee growing success rates."

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