Tree Scheme makes dreams come true

It’s now time to order your native seedlings with Trees For Life.

The Tree Scheme program helps people grow and plant native seedlings to bring landscapes to life; providing habitat for wildlife, shelter for stock, rebuilding soil and cleaning waterways. You can choose to grow your own seedlings, or have one of our passionate volunteers grow for you. Expert staff can help you select the right native species and provide all the help and information you need for your planting project.

For over 40 years, the Tree Scheme has helped make dreams come true by working hand in hand with landholders to create properties that are full of life and possibilities.

“Having a dream to restore your property can be both inspiring and a little overwhelming. The Tree Scheme aims to make this dream as achievable as possible by providing a wide range of low-cost native seedlings suited to your property, along with advice about which species to plant,” explains Vicki-Jo Russell, Trees For Life Revegetation Services Manager. “The beauty is you can take all the guesswork out of the ordering process and ask us to select the species for you. We also provide guidance when it’s time to prepare your property for planting.”

If you’ve been dreaming of starting a restoration project, getting in touch is the first step in making your dream become a reality. The Tree Scheme makes it easy to get started and to keep your project going, and now is the perfect time to make it happen.

“Often the most successful revegetation projects are those by landholders that steadily work to bring their restoration efforts to life over many years. They start off with a small order and learn and grow … putting together the jigsaw puzzle, piece by piece each year and adjusting their orders to the season and personal circumstance,” says Vicki-Jo. “If you’re placing an order for the first time, we definitely recommend this approach. Plus, with the good rains we’ve had this year, submitting a 2023 Tree Scheme order to plant in winter next year is a great time to get started.”

The Tree Scheme currently offers over 200 species from 42 vegetation zones across South Australia. Landholders can choose their own species or ask staff to select on their behalf. Whether you have a vision in mind — or just want to get started but you’re not sure how to make it happen — Trees For Life can help.

In 2023, there are several discounts on offer:

  • Landholders affected by the 2023 floods can receive a 50% discount* for seedlings, tree guards and stakes with support from the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies. A list of eligible postcodes can be found below. 
  • Landholders with ElectraNet assets on their properties can receive a 50% discount* for seedlings, tree guards and stakes.
  • Schools and small community groups can get a 50% discount* when ordering native seedlings.

Order your seedlings now and they’ll be ready to plant in winter 2024. Tree Scheme orders are open until 31 August 2023.

You’ll find more information here, including Frequently Asked Questions and order forms with a species list for your area. You can also contact us on 08 8406 0500 or email [email protected]. Tree Scheme orders are now open until 8 September 2023* (*closing date extended for 2023).


*Conditions apply and discount doesn’t apply to membership.

Eligible postcodes for the 2023 flood discount include: 5214, 5238, 5253, 5254, 5255, 5256, 5259, 5260, 5264, 5320, 5321, 5322, 5330, 5331, 5332, 5333, 5340, 5341, 5342, 5343, 5344, 5345, 5346, 5353, 5354, 5357.