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How you can help to keep your enviroment beautiful
By Emma Kae - 10th July 2001 - Back to News
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Are you interested in conserving and growing yo9ur local environment? Trade A Plant might just be the inventive, useable solution that you have been looking for!
Trade A Plant is the brainchild alternative to just cutting down "unwanted" backyard trees and plants. Don't dump it – trade it! This concept can be used by the Local Municipal Council, the Horticultural Industry and even the average home gardener like yourself.
Trade A Plant is an organisational concept that states that each time Local Council is approached with a "Tree Removal Application" part of the approval would require the applicant to offer the plant to other members of the Municipality for a period of at least 2-6 weeks prior to cutting it down.
We have found that many Transplant Companies, Builders & other Homeowners would have loved to relocate local Plants which are approved for removal if only they had known the plants were available, rather than just seeing them cut down & their value to the community lost forever!
Trade A Plant has a quick list Sell A Plant section on their website, making it easy for homeowners or corporate parties to advertise their plant's availability with an easy identification Plant Picture.
Please let your Municipality know about Trade A Plant as a service where they can Buy, Sell & Offer "unwanted" plants. It costs the owner $10 to advertise their plant's availability, but do not be discouraged as you can also make a few dollars selling it, or just give it away and save on removal and dumping fees while helping to preserve our planet's precious resources. It is free to view or contact any advertisement.
Take a look at the Trade A Plant - Tree Preservation & Gardening website. Encourage your Municipality to use the service as an alternative to simply cutting down "unwanted" backyard trees. Share this information with your local residents who want to be part of a Greener community.
If using an outside source such as Trade A Plant does not appeal to you, use this concept when clearing your own yard – offer what you are removing to friends or family. When adding to your foliage, ask around to see what others can offer you. Why not set up your very own Trade A Plant network?
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