If you have fruit trees growing on urban residential land you may qualify to have your fruit trees removed.
Fruit trees on urban residential land are a major concern for local fruit growers as they can attract and support the breeding of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF).
An initiative has been implemented across Greater Shepparton, Moira Shire, Campaspe Shire and Strathbogie Shire to encourage land owners of urban residential land to make application to have unwanted fruit trees removed free of charge.
This is an initiative that has arisen from the Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Action Plan (GMVFFAP) which has been developed by the Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Group (GMVFFG).
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said Shire residents can be proactive and submit an application now to have their unwanted fruit trees removed to fight the Queensland Fruit Fly.
“Strathbogie Shire is in the heart of Victoria and a place with a lot of home-grown produce, which are under threat with the QFF,” she said.
“We need to protect our areas from fruit fly and this is a fantastic initiative to do so.”
Applications to have fruit trees removed from urban residential land are available at participating Council/Shire Offices. For more information please contact Strathbogie Shire Council on 5795-0000.