Storm felled trees up-cycled into stakes

Council has up-cycled trees felled by the June 2021 storm, milling them into stakes to boost Council planting programs.

Council uses the stakes in botanic gardens, parks, reserves, and street tree planting programs to help newly planted trees grow by giving them support and protection, leading to a greater chance of survival into maturity.

Usually, each stake costs approximately $4.10; therefore for every 1,000 stakes milled from the storm’s green waste, there is a savings of $4,100 for council.

Council’s flagship facility in Romsey, run in partnership with Bushfire Recovery Victoria, continues to process green waste from storms and turn it into usable products.

Council has also delivered stakes to the City of Greater Bendigo and Mitchell Shire Council.