· the right tree · in the right place ·
· for the right reason ·

Benefits of TREAT membership

Benefits: newsletter, access to trees from the nursery, info on what and how to plant, field days, TREAT also has a library at the nursery that members can borrow from.

Tree ID and seed propagation workshop

This annual workshop, usually held in October or November demonstrates how trees can be identified by examining various leaf features. Alan and Maria Gillanders collect a large amount of foliage from their garden and explain these features. TREAT's hand lenses are used to get a closer look at them.

The QPWS staff at this time of year have collected plenty of seed and fruit for cleaning and propagation. Peter Snodgrass from QPWS explains the different types and how to sow them, and gives information on their germination and subsequent care.

The workshop is held in two sessions separated by a morning tea provided by TREAT. It is a popular workshop and numbers are limited to about 20, so if you wish to attend, you will need to register - details in the newsletter.

Revegetation workshop

This workshop is for anyone wanting to learn about the preparation, planting and maintenance of areas to be re-vegetated. It is held on a property close to Lake Eacham, where hole digging and planting can be demonstrated. Mark McCaffrey and Peter Snodgrass have heaps of experience in this field and will share their knowledge and expertise.

Following initial talks, TREAT will provide a morning tea. Demonstrations of hole digging and planting will then be carried out at a suitable area where those attending can participate, thereby learning more effectively.

The Planting workshop is advertised in the TREAT newsletter and participants will need to register - details in the newsletter.

Members can apply for trees for their own projects

TREAT works with its partners to promote recovery of Wet Tropics biodiversity, by helping landholders to plant trees, and through education and awareness programs.

The most critical revegetation activities are along watercourses to connect existing patches of forest to facilitate the interconnection of rainforest species seperated by years of land clearing.

You will need to download and complete the application form below and bring it to the nusery. Your application for trees will be presented for consideration to the Management Committee of TREAT. Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.

Once the Management Committee has made a decision, you will receive a letter notifying you of the outcome.


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