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.
Council 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 Annual Free Trees Program and for environmental initiatives.
Annual Free Trees Program
Scenic Rim property owners are entitled to two free trees each year per rates assessment (up to a maximum of 10 trees for multiple property owners).
Upon presentation of your Free Tree Voucher (included with the July rate notice), trees can be collected from Council's Birnam Street nursery in Beaudesert on Fridays (excluding public holidays, Christmas Eve and Good Friday) between 9:30am and 3pm. Vouchers will expire on Friday 28 June 2024. Expired vouchers cannot be honoured.
A set number of trees will be handed out on a first in, first served basis at the following times and locations:
|Tree Distribution Locations||Dates (8am to 12 noon)|
|Tamborine Mountain - Geissman Oval, Geissman Road||Saturday 2 September 2023|
|Canungra - D J Smith Park||Saturday 7 October 2023|
|Beaudesert - Nursery Birnam Street||Saturday 4 November 2023|
|Boonah - Springleigh Park||Saturday 2 December 2023|
|Harrisville - Harrisville Memorial Park||Saturday 3 February 2024|
|Boonah - Springleigh Park||Saturday 2 March 2024|
|Beaudesert - Council Nursery, Birnam Street||Saturday 4 May 2024|
Plant Types Available
- Ground cover/rockery (up to 0.5m)
- Dwarf Shrubs (up to 2m)
- Medium Canopy (up to 10m)
- Screening Shrubs (2m to 6m)
- Specimen Shrubs (2m to 4m)
- Large Canopy (10m+)