The City of Greater Bendigo has started planting 3,000 mature trees in the local streets and parks across the region to improve the natural environment.
The plants are contributing to the Greening Greater Bendigo Strategy in the municipality, which is a 50 year plan to reverse biodiversity loss.
City of Greater Bendigo Parks and Open Space Manager Chris Mitchell said the plan will improve long-term livability in the region.
"Urban trees enhance the appearance of our City and its streetscapes and are also essential to creating a liveable community as they provide shade and cool urban areas, support physical and mental wellbeing and improve our natural environment," he said.
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