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2006 BANKSIA COMMUNITY AWARD

Photo by https://www.treesforlife.org.au/about/our-achievements/national-awards

   2006 BANKSIA COMMUNITY AWARD

The Tree Scheme- Community Based Environmental Initiative, Trees for Life, SA

Trees For Life was formed by a group of concerned volunteers in 1981, with the primary purpose of protecting South Australia’s land from becoming even drier and more eroded through revegetation.  In order to persuade landowners to create more tree cover, the Tree Scheme provided seedlings to landholders at below cost.  Now in its 25th year, Trees For Life has developed programs in response to community demand and environmental need.  Trees For Life has over 10,000 members, of these over 6000 are involved in a volunteer capacity.  Some 1250 are volunteer growers, whereas others contribute through bushland management, seed collection, seed packaging, distribution of materials, mail outs and office work.   Community driver, non-political and not for profit, Trees For Life is the largest volunteer organisation of its type in Australia.  Each year over 1 million seedlings are grown, and to date over 27 million seedlings have been propagated

Finalists:

  • “From Little Things Big Things Grow”- Ravenswood Community Garden, TAS
  • Naragebup: Leading The Way- Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre (Inc), WA
  • West Coast Weed and Fire Strategy- West Coast Weed and Fire Management Group, TAS