Bushfire Recovery Program – Nurseries

This project was proudly supported by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Great News!

Trees in Newcastle is pleased to announce that in June 2021 we were awarded a Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) Community Conservation Grant to participate in the Bushfire Recovery Program Nurseries. Our nursery at Kalarro Road Redhead, adjacent to Belmont Wetlands State Park has been selected to supply trees to assist eligible landholders and community groups affected by the severe bushfires to plant native trees to restore habitat.

FNPW has assisted Trees in Newcastle to develop our infrastructure in order to increase our capacity to propagate and nurture tubestock for this purpose. TIN now has a new igloo, undercover potting area, and best of all, solar power for an automated irrigation system. A new large shadehouse with its own irrigation system has aslo been assembled in the nursery site by volunteers.

Trees in Newcastle has pledged trees to assist with environmental recovery in the Local Government Areas identified as affected by the 2019-202 Black Summer fires. These plants are grown from locally sourced seed stock, and nurtured in our nursery until they are ready for eligible landholders to pick up at a subsidised cost of $1 + GST per tube for planting out.

If you are interested in this program please check it out at https://fnpw.org.au/project/bushfire-recovery-nurseries/

To find out if your area is listed for the Bushfire Recovery Program check out the following link: https://www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au/your-community/local-area-profiles#/map

Small grants are also available at https://fnpw.org.au/grant/bushfirerestoration-grants/

You can also contact Trees in Newcastle Nursery to see if we can help you with your revegetation needs at  nursery@treesinnewcastle.org.au