A PLANTING bonanza for National Tree Day was postponed on Sunday due to Covid restrictions.
The event was scheduled to add some important vegetation to parks across Logan and will still be held when restrictions lift, a council spokesperson confirmed yesterday.
Hundreds of plant groundcovers, shrubs, and small trees are expected to be planted on the day at Passerine Park, Rochedale South, and Lake Breeze Park, Loganholme.
Cr Miriam Stemp, the city’s deputy Environment Chair, said she would welcome the planting of 150 shade trees at Lake Breeze Park. “I know the extra shade in this beautiful park will be welcomed by the community,” she said.
“But these native trees will be just as important to the health and sustainability of local wildlife in this riverside area.”
Logan was last year awarded for improving the city’s green cover by Greener Spaces Better Places, a national initiative promoting urban vegetation.
The organisation found the city’s combined tree canopy had increased substantially from 2016 to 2020.
One of Logan’s oldest trees, a veteran Blue Gum, nicknamed Gandalf, has been a key part of the canopy for at least 379 years.

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