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Published on 18 October 2022

Adopt a tree in '23

Adopt a tree in 2023 through the City of Onkaparinga’s Adopt a Tree program.

The council will nurture your tree, plant it on the verge in front of your home, give it informal health checks and prune it.

All you have to do is water it and give it the love it deserves. The council will give you a care package to help you and your tree on your way.

Christie Downs resident Evelyne Smith applied to adopt a tree in this year’s planting program after the bottle brush in front of her house was damaged by white ants.

“It felt naked not having a tree,” she said.

“Our beehive is going to love the flowers from the new tree and from the fruit trees we’re planning to grow in our front garden.”

The council raises the trees in its Seaford Meadows nursery – along with thousands of other trees to be planted along streets and in reserves across the city.

“We grow 300 Adopt-a-Trees each year for eligible homeowners,’ said Tait Kowalick from the nursery.

“Our people visit each location and select the tree species that will suit the streetscape and the environment.”

The council’s Urban Forest team will oversee planting of the trees from April to October next year.

Every year the council plants thousands of trees through a range of programs to help meet its target of planting 100,000 trees by 2037.

To apply to adopt a tree, visit the council’s website.