Order Native Seedlings

Orders for native seedlings through our Tree Scheme program are open each year from May til July 31.

Read below for more information, or head straight to our Species Lists page to download your Order Form.

Register your interest for next ordering season here.

How does the Tree Scheme work?

Choose from two growing options: 'Grow your own' or 'Request a volunteer grower'.

Option 1:  Grow your own

Receive seed and all materials to propogate your own seedlings

What you receive:

  • Soil, tubes, fertiliser, gravel mulch and indigenous seed
  • A step by step instruction handbook
  • Access to a free propagation workshop
  • A wider choice of species to select from

Action Plan:

  1. Select your species from the list we provide you or we can choose for you
  2. Return your order and payment form (see attached PDFs) before the end of July
  3. Optional: Attend a propagation workshop in October or November
  4. Collect your materials from your allocated depot in November
  5. Propagate as per instructions
  6. Prepare your planting site
  7. Plant your seedlings in autumn or winter
  8. Protect your seedlings with tree guards

Option 2:  Request a volunteer grower

A Trees For Life volunteer will grow up to 500 seedlings at their home to support your revegetation work.

You may request a volunteer grower if you are a rural landholder or a Landcare or other environmental group. Most volunteers are based in Adelaide, so you may have to travel to pick up your seedlings when they are ready. You must also be willing to acknowledge your volunteer by:

  • Showing your appreciation for the time and effort they are donating to you
  • Maintaining contact throughout the growing season (Nov – May)
  • Ensuring you collect the plants at a time convenient to the volunteer

Action Plan:

  1. Select your species from the list we provide you or we can choose for you
  2. Return your order and payment form (see attached PDFs) before the end of July
  3. Make first contact with your volunteer grower in December to introduce yourself
  4. Call your volunteer grower in April to coordinate collection of the plants and discuss replacement stock if required
  5. Prepare your planting site
  6. Collect your plants between April and June from your grower
  7. Plant your seedlings in autumn or winter
  8. Protect your seedlings with tree guards

How our volunteers support your work

  • Our seed collection volunteers gather seed from remnant bushland areas
  • Seedbank volunteers clean, weigh and package the collected seed
  • Volunteer distribution depot managers prepare the materials ready for collection and other volunteers help on distribution day.
  • Volunteer growers devote six months of their time and resources to help you meet your revegetation goals.

What are my other options?

Grab a Start From Seed Kit and start growing your own right now.

Purchase professionally grown-to-order tubestock through our Westwood Nursery

Or find out where it all starts with a Seed Collection Workshop.