Engage your residents by permitting them to maintain the plants on their verge or nature strip

Another great way councils can get involved and embrace the values of National Tree Day is by permitting and supporting residents to grow and care for appropriate trees and gardens on their verge, nature-strip, sidewalk and street.

Presently Planet Ark knows of 56 Australian councils that allow verge planting of some kind and provide guidelines and information for residents. We'd like to grow this number and have councils review their policy and trial street planting and stewardship initiatives the month of July as part of National Tree Day.