Any time is a good time to plant a tree and North West Local Land Services is giving residents the opportunity to do just that.
Landholders and community members across the North West are invited to submit an application to North West Local Land Services in the Great Tree Giveaway.
Last held in 2016, the Great Tree Giveaway gave away more than 17,000 seedlings to schools, community groups and landholders from Lightning Ridge to Pine Ridge, and everywhere in between.
Local Land Services Team Leader NRM Services Sara Chapman said there will be around 12,000 seedlings available this time around.
“We will have 20 species including belah, weeping myall, weeping bottlebrush and river red gum. Tree species will be allocated based on location,” she said.
“The Great Tree Giveaway is part of a North West Local Land Services initiative to improve connectivity and habitat for threatened species across the landscape.
“It is supported with funding from Catchment Action NSW.
“We realise that it has been a dry season, so by planning now and with the right site preparation in time for a winter planning, there is no reason that most of the seedlings should not thrive.”
If you are interested in finding out more or submitting an application, visit www.northwest.lls.nsw.gov.au.
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