Council's Parks, Gardens and Cemeteries team delivers the horticultural, arboricultural and landscape services required to manage Council's parks, planted roadside landscaping, other Council property and free tree schemes.

Its aim is to provide attractive functional parks, shady tree lined streets and unique roadside landscaping for the pleasure and future of residents and visitors to the Scenic Rim region.

It operates a nursery at 73-81 Birnam St, Beaudesert (adjacent to Muriel Drynan Memorial Park) to propagate plants for use in Council parkland and for distribution to residents as part of the Free Trees Program and for use in environmental initiatives.

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Annual Free Trees Program

Property owners in the Scenic Rim are entitled to two free trees each year per rates assessment (up to a maximum of six trees for multiple property owners).

Trees can be collected from Council's nursery on Fridays (excluding public holidays) between 9.30am and 3pm.

A set amount of trees are also provided at local community distribution points throughout the year. Distribution dates will be advertised in advance. Trees at these events are be handed out on a first come basis.

Plant Types Available

  • Ground cover/rockery (up to 0.5m)
  • Dwarf Shrubs (up to 2m)
  • Specimen Shrubs (2m to 4m)
  • Screening Shrubs (2m to 6m)
  • Medium Canopy (up to 10m)
  • Large Canopy (10m+)