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Green tech for City’s green thumb crew

Published Thursday, 28th March 2024

In a win for the environment, the City has new battery powered garden tools!

Battery powered tools
Trees Leading Hand Shane, Natural Areas General Hand Luke and Trees and Conservation Supervisor Billy

Our verge pruning crew now have access to two battery powered chainsaws, hedge trimmer and extension hedger to tidy verge trees across the City.

It’s part of the team’s plan to transition some equipment away from fuel technology to help reduce the City’s carbon footprint.

Mayor Linda Aitken welcomed the move and said it was important to be continually working towards a greener and cleaner future for the community.

“We all have an obligation to reduce our carbon footprint, and as a leading local government it is important to embrace and promote new technology wherever we can,” she said.

With no fuel needed to operate, the equipment can also be used in a Total Fire Ban.

The City's annual tree planting program consists of planting approximately 3,500 new trees in parks, streetscapes and residential verges.

Residents can request a free verge tree by 30 April each year with trees planted the following winter. Head here for more information.

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