Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland has helped plant the first of the street trees that are to go in Kyogle’s main street as part of the Greening the Main Street Program.
Large trees are being planted at 13 locations on the Summerland Way from the Wyangarie Street intersection to the entrance to the IGA supermarket.
All the trees bar one – a conifer that will become a living Christmas tree at the Stratheden Street intersection — will be natives.
Tree species to be planted will include Tulipwood, Lemon Myrtle, Native Gardenia, Hard Quondong and Eumundi Quondong.
The Council also is installing 16 planter boxes and seats in the main street and revitalising and replanting the 15 existing gardens in the centre aisle of the Summerland Way.
They too will be planted with native species including Kangaroo Paw, Hardenbergia, fan flowers (scaevola), grass trees (Xanthorrhoea Glauca), grevillea and native mint.
“The trees and new garden beds are aimed a cooling and beautifying Council’s central business district,” Cr Mulholland said.
The Greening the Main Street Program is being funded by the State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Work is expected to be completed by the end of September.