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06
August
2015
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04:24
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Branch Out Brimbank - Love a tree, win a prize!

We've launched Branch Out Brimbank – an initiative to encourage a love of trees across the municipality.

Branch Out Brimbank provides you the opportunity to learn more about trees and their importance to the community, as well as a program of tree related events and activities for everyone to enjoy.

We know there's an appreciation for trees out there in the community so Branch Out Brimbank is about taking the time to appreciate the many aesthetic, environmental, economic and health benefits trees provide our community.


Other Programs
We also want to draw attention to the various greening programs and initiatives happening throughout Brimbank and the western region, including Greening the West, the 1 Million Trees Project and Brimbank’s commitment to planting 150,000 trees as part of this great planting project.


Enter our Instagram Competition 
To celebrate the launch of Branch Out Brimbank residents are invited to enter a photograph of their favourite tree to win a $100 iTunes gift voucher and a copy of Australia’s Remarkable Trees, by writer Richard Allen and photographer Kimbal Baker.

To enter, submit your photograph of your favourite Brimbank tree via Instagram with the hashtag #BranchOutBrimbank.

Photographs entered in the competition will be published on social media, on the Branch Out Brimbank website, and a selection will be displayed in Brimbank Customer Service Centres.

More details can be found at Branch Out Brimbank.

Residents, community groups, schools and businesses are also invited to share information about how they are planting, supporting or promoting trees in the community which will be included on the Branch Out Brimbank website.

Details or tree-related events and activities can be emailed to branchout@brimbank.vic.gov.au.