THE Redlands is a quarter of the way towards the goal of putting one million native plants into the ground across the city.
The One Million Native Plants initiative, involving council staff and volunteers, started in July 2016 and is expected to take 10 years.
Last week the 250,000th plant was put into the ground on Smith Street, Capalaba.
Mayor Karen Williams said the initiative was part of a planting program to enhance existing wildlife corridors for koalas and other native species and create new corridors.
"The One Million Native Plants initiative is part of council's commitment to a greener Redlands Coast and reaching this milestone is something to be celebrated by all of council, our army of invaluable volunteers and the wider Redlands Coast community," Cr Williams said.
"These 250,000 plants will provide shelter for our wildlife, help reduce erosion along local waterways and provide a greener city for residents to enjoy.
"The One Million Native Plants initiative continues our strong commitment over many years, which has resulted in Redlands Coast having 7232 hectares of conservation land and 40 per cent of its total land area protected green spaces."
Cr Williams said larger plantings had been undertaken by council's parks and conservation. Volunteers had helped put many plants in the ground.
The latest planting took place in Fellmonger Park along Hilliards Creek at Ormiston on Sunday.
A total of 2000 native plants were put in the ground in the area which is part of council's first trial koala neighbourhood precinct.
Cr Tracey Huges said the volunteers who helped city employees made an important contribution to the local ecosystem.
The Smith Street planting, from March 27, took the tally to 261,594 since the count started on July 1, 2016.
Plantings include individual trees on streets and in parks, hundreds or thousands of plants put in the ground by community groups and Bushcare and up to 19,000 plants put in the ground in a single planting by council's parks and conservation staff as part of council's operational program.
Only plants that council installs through its operations team, IndigiScapes and Bushcare are counted.
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