Tree Scheme

We need practical and impactful actions to revegetate our state. The Tree Scheme helps people grow and plant seedlings to bring rural landscapes back to life.

Native plants are vital to our landscapes. They provide habitat for wildlife, provide shelter for stock, hold soil in place and clean our air. By putting plants back, in time we can help build a more resilient environment.

The Tree Scheme is one of our longest-running and most successful programs. Every year, people living in urban and rural South Australia are matched to grow seedlings for revegetation. Our growers produce hundreds of thousands of seedlings each year, which become the shrubs, grasses and bushes that increase our state’s biodiversity.

Grow or order seedlings with the Tree Scheme

Volunteers, landholders, and communities, unite! Get involved and help revegetate our beautiful landscapes.

Grow native seedlings

Becoming a volunteer grower is a rewarding, easy and practical way to help South Australia’s environment. Raise native seedlings in your backyard over summer and get them ready for planting by landholders and community revegetation projects in winter. The Tree Scheme provides all the materials, training and support you need to grow healthy native seedlings. Learn more about volunteering as a Tree Scheme grower

Order and grow native seedlings …

Order materials and seed to grow your own seedlings with support from trained Tree Scheme staff. Improve the biodiversity of your property with our highly affordable, resilient seedlings. Our wide selection of indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses cover 42 vegetation zones.

… or request a volunteer grower to grow for you

If you are a rural landholder, involved in a community or other environmental group, ask a volunteer grower to grow seedlings to support your revegetation work. This can be a highly rewarding way to share growing and propagation knowledge and get help to restore your land. Find out about ordering your Tree Scheme seedlings

Download the Tree Scheme order brochure or grower brochure


Tree Scheme and seedling FAQs

Where can I order species not available through the Tree Scheme?

Our Westwood Nursery supplies professionally grown-to-order native tubestock and we are known for the quality and resilience of our plants.  We grow over 200 different indigenous species of trees, shrubs, groundcovers and grasses, including many rare and uncommon species. Ask our nursery staff about bulk tubestock or special plantings for your land.

How does the Seedbank help?

Our Seedbank holds stock collected by staff and volunteer seed collectors across the 42 vegetation zones of our state. We hold over 310 species and 1,500 kg of seed at any one time. Once it is sorted, dried and cleaned, seed is matched to the orders from landholders or revegetation project coordinators.

Contact the Tree Scheme today or call 08 8406 0500 to grow and order your seedlings.