A new street-tree program will plant about 400 trees in Riddells Creek between June and September. 

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is aiming to give the trees a chance of survival to keep Macedon Ranges’ green appeal. 

Council’s acting assets and operations director Colin Marshall said the new program was crucial to the shire, combining its efforts to take care of the environment, as well as residents, who he said would be notified of the works through letters.  

“We’re fortunate to have a variety of microclimates across the shire, with varying rainfall and temperature, which allow for a diverse range of trees to be grown,” he said.

“The benefits of street trees include shade for pedestrians, increased property values, noise and pollution absorption, improved mental health and reduced rainfall runoff.”

The council has previously planted trees in towns of Lancefield, Tylden, Malmsbury, Darraweit Guim, and New Gisborne.

Stakes used in the planting program are recycled trees that fell in the June 2021 storm.

To see a list of what will be planted and locations, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/RCtrees and for information about council’s upcycling of storm-felled trees visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/upcycled-stakes.