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Waggrakine family’s 110 new trees add to Geraldton’s million tree goal

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Chris, Addisyn and Caleb Dewar planting trees on their property.
Camera IconChris, Addisyn and Caleb Dewar planting trees on their property. Credit: Supplied

A Waggrakine family has planted 110 trees to build a natural garden on their property while contributing to the City of Greater Geraldton’s goal of planting a million trees by 2029.

Rhonda and Chris Dewar wanted to give their children Caleb and Addisyn something they could help grow and play in was important.

The red river gum trees are the first step in their plans to turn their property into a garden full of native flora.

“We want to have some nature on our property; we’d love to attract some birds and bees,” Ms Dewar said.

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Ms Dewar said the kids helped pick and grow the plants and she hoped to see them playing on the trees in the future.

“Building something for our kids, that would be the ultimate goal for us,” she said.

It was a happy coincidence that the family’s effort to grow a native garden fit into the city’s tree planting campaign.

The Million Trees project was launched in 2011 and last year it reached 500,000 trees.

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