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8 October, 2021

It’s coconut de-nutting time on the Cassowary Coast

IT is not every day you see people swinging from coconut trees on the Cassowary Coast but, starting on Tuesday 5 October, the regions annual coconut de-nutting program begins.


Specialist contractors have been employed by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council to scale and de-nut over 800 coconut trees from Flying Fish Point to Cardwell.

Environment portfolio holder, Councillor Jeff Baines, said the annual de-nutting program is paramount when living in Tropical North Queensland to ensure our community and visitors stay safe.

“The program will target trees along Council controlled public parks, walking track and beach access points and is implemented to reduce the possibility of falling coconuts injuring residents or visitors.

“Arborists will inspect the trees to ensure they are healthy and, with the assistance of Council, remove any trees that are deemed unsafe,” said Councillor Baines.

For further information about the de-nutting program please contact Council by phoning 1300 763 903 or emailing enquiries@cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au.


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