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Recognition of native vegetation benefits results in a tree giveaway

North West Local Land Services is offering free native plants to interested community members living in the region.

Up to 320 plants are available per application, with many different varieties on offer including large trees, shrubs and riparian species.

“In the past, this initiative has been very successful with more than 17,000 plants distributed last year to landholders, community groups and other clubs,” North West Local Land Services, Senior Land Services Officer, Reegan Walker said.

“Native vegetation provides shade and shelter to livestock, reduces the incidence of salinity and provides habitat for koalas and birds across our local region,” he said.

North West Local Land Services is encouraging interested community members to apply for the trees by completing the application form.(PDF, 313.99 KB). Note: This can be typed in directly, but must be saved to your computer first.

Mr Walker encouraged people to apply by 11 November so trees were ready for planting next year in winter, which was the ideal time to plant in North West NSW.

North West Local Land Services also has a suite of information available describing how to prepare a site for tree planting for increased survival rates including:

The project is funded by the Brigalow Nandewar Biolink’s project, supported by the Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund, Catchment Action NSW and the National Landcare Programme.

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For further information, please contact:

North West Local Land Services Senior Lands Services Officer, Reegan Walker: 02 6742 9216