One of Council’s ongoing projects has been to plant or replace trees on streets and roads. Not only does tree planting improve the amenity of towns by providing shade and beautifying streetscapes, trees help cool the landscape down by breaking up ‘heat islands’, clean the air of pollution and mitigate against the effects of climate.
Council has between 20 and 30 different species of trees it plants, depending upon the local environment or streetscape.
This year, Council is increasing its tree planting and tree replacement budget from $10,000 to $50,000, funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. The expanded budget will significantly speed up Council’s tree planting efforts, ensuring that the Pyrenees is better to prepared to cope with a warming climate.
Our Council is located at:
5 Lawrence Street
BEAUFORT VIC 3373
Phone: 1300 PYRENEES (1300 797 363)
Fax: (03) 5349 2068
We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Eastern Maar, and Wotjobaluk tribes whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes on whose land we meet today.