Event

Cudlee Creek plant giveaway – linking communities to bushfire recovery – SOLD OUT

12 June 2020 until 13 June 2020

Time: Various 30-minute time slots over the two days
Cost:
Free 

This is a great opportunity to begin the restoration of your fire affected property.

Are you looking for free local native seedlings to plant on your bushfire affected property after the recent fires at Cudlee Creek?

This event is being held to support you! Come and collect your seedlings from Woodside on Friday 12 June or Saturday 13 June (collection will be contact-less due to COVID-19 restrictions).

As a response to the Cudlee Creek fires in December 2019, a number of community groups, and individuals decided to grow native plants for fire affected land holders. The Habitat Recovery Alliance was one of the groups formed out of a desire to harness the goodwill of a number of these groups to achieve some amazing outcomes. Trees For Life also recognised this need and have grown a range of species to contribute to this event.

The Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Linking Communities to Recovery team is supporting this community response by helping to link growers with landholders.

With a limited number of species and quantity of plants available we are really keen for people to consider their priority revegetation projects. Working with the plants available and a team of volunteers, the team will batch together species into four broad categories:

  • watercourses
  • wind break/shelter belts
  • paddock trees
  • general bush or habitat restoration.

Keep in mind, not all patches on your property may need revegetating. Many plants respond positively to fire and you may find many of your natives are starting to reshoot or to germinate from existing seed.

Our website has some great resources available to help guide some of your revegetation activities including:

Register now to reserve your free seedlings in a mixed box of trees, shrubs and/or ground flora.

There is a limit of 1 ticket per property and you'll receive your plants on the day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a limited number of cars will be allowable per 30 minute block. This is being managed by the ticket you choose.

Please select your ticket carefully and pay particular attention to the time and date.

This year we have limited stakes and guards available. You are encouraged to reuse stakes and guards from past plantings and share spares with your neighbours, local groups and community organisations.

This project has been possible through partnerships with:

  • Habitat Recovery Alliance
  • Adelaide Hills Council
  • Trees For Life
  • Walkerville Rotary Club
  • Arborgreen
  • Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
  • South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board. 

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