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[NSW] Free Tree Giveaway (Greater Sydney Region) @ Planning Portal - Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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In 2021, 13,500 households will be able to apply for free trees from two different partners:

Between March and May, our partner, IndigiGrow – an all Aboriginal owned, run and staffed not-for-profit organisation in La Perouse will be providing trees for pick up from La Perouse Public School, Yarra Road, La Perouse

Further opportunities for free trees will be announced in June 2021.

At the beginning of each month we will be making a limited number of the 13,500 orders available – so get in quick. Each month there will be different trees and quantities available.

How do I claim?

1) Create a Planning Portal Account or log in with your MyServiceNSW details
2) Complete the form including which tree(s) you wish to claim.
3) Once submitted you will receive a confirmation email.
4) Then head straight to IndigiGrow (La Perouse Public School, Yarra Road, La Perouse) within seven days of submitting your application and pick up your trees.

What local government areas are eligible?

The 33 Greater Sydney LGAs:

• Bayside
• Blacktown
• Blue Mountains
• Burwood
• Camden
• Campbelltown
• Canada Bay
• CanterburyBankstown
• Cumberland
• Fairfield
• Georges River
• Hawkesbury
• Hornsby
• Hunters Hill
• Inner West
• Ku-Ring-Gai
• Lane Cove
• Liverpool
• Mosman
• North Sydney
• Northern Beaches
• Parramatta
• Penrith
• Randwick
• Ryde
• Strathfield
• Sutherland
• Sydney
• The Hills
• Waverly
• Willoughby
• Wollondilly
• Woollahra

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  • What local government areas are eligible?

    The 33 Greater Sydney LGAs:

    • Bayside
    • Blacktown
    • Blue Mountains
    • Burwood
    • Camden
    • Campbelltown
    • Canada Bay
    • CanterburyBankstown
    • Cumberland
    • Fairfield
    • Georges River
    • Hawkesbury
    • Hornsby
    • Hunters Hill
    • Inner West
    • Ku-Ring-Gai
    • Lane Cove
    • Liverpool
    • Mosman
    • North Sydney
    • Northern Beaches
    • Parramatta
    • Penrith
    • Randwick
    • Ryde
    • Strathfield
    • Sutherland
    • Sydney
    • The Hills
    • Waverly
    • Willoughby
    • Wollondilly
    • Woollahra

    • +1

      thanks added to description

  • When I try to click on "What happens if I miss out on free trees?, Am I eligible?, What tree species are available?" the tab does not slide down and open. Can anyone open it and see what it says?

    • +1

      They haven't provided a list of tree species available this year. Per this link it only shows the sizes: https://shared-drupal-s3fs.s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/m...

      What trees can I order?
      From March to May, 1,000 orders will be made available each month to eligible households. On the first of each month, the following trees will be available:

      edible trees:

        • 2x140mm pots (for 250 households to order)
        • 3 x tubestock (for 250 households to order)

      Non-edible trees:

        • 3x140mm pots (for 250 households to order)
        • 4 x tubestock (for 250 households to order).

      During the Giveaway, the list of available tree species may be adjusted, to respond to availability.

  • +4

    I also want to give away some of my trees but local council doesn't allow…

  • +1

    People from as far as Blue Mountains expected to travel to La Perouse to pickup unknown plants. No thanks.

    • +9

      It's so unfair that they don't deliver free things to our doorstep. /s

      • Why pick up place is only one particular location covering all areas of 'Greater Sydney Region'? Not particularly well thought /planned.

  • +2

    thanks.. nsw planning really efficient.. can collect tomorrow.

    Trees avail:

    Fingerlimes
    Native Thyme
    Davidson Plum
    Sydney Pepermint
    Cinnamon Myrtle
    Lemon Scented Gum
    Cape Plum
    Walpole Wax
    Dwarf Plum Pine

    • Which one does not attract bees?

  • When I logged on with my service nsw account I got a message saying “Approved”. Looks like it’s the same one from last year. I don’t think I can get another free tree if I had got one last year - can I ?

    • +2

      I ordered Free Tree in 2020, can I order another tree this year?
      Yes. We hope you enjoyed the tree(s) you ordered in 2020 and are keen to support you again in 2021.

    • +1

      FAQs say you can

      • Thanks for that! Will try to order one again! You gotta love ozb!

  • +3

    Wow. I see. Greater Sydney huh? No central coast council listed? We’re Greater Sydney when you get a COVID case and need to spend a week wearing masks… but not greater Sydney when you’re giving away free trees? </rant>

    • +1

      Some councils give away free plants. Try your local council website.

    • which tree do you want?

    • +1

      I'm on the coast too, I think our council wouldn't have enough money to give away even 1 tree.

  • Do they check your licence/address when you turn up? I want to grow one in my balcony….

  • There are lots of shrubs this time (native rosemary, boronias, Geraldton wax…), easier for small gardens. All natives. Best to go on the indigigrow website to check what they look like! Very fast processing. Could pick up the day after I ordered.

    Btw indigigrow also had a 50% off sale when I went.

  • +1

    Hopefully they've been sensible and chosen trees that don't have invasive roots and don't grow too tall or wide.
    I'm going to be putting mine about about 50 cm away from a gas pipe and the power line from the pole to the house is about 1.5m away. Otherwise it should be ok so long as the tree doesn't grow to more than 3m.

  • I logged in but nothing on the dashboard to apply for trees
    My council is listed

    • +2

      Click on "New" in the top left. There should be a "Free Tree Application" listed underneath.

  • I registered and got 3 trees allocated a month ago … but La Perouse is the arse end of Sydney to get to, so I didn’t collect it.

  • Except they never had my address when I searched, and can’t manually enter it, had to get the admin to do it in the backend, and when when it’s ready to collect they didn’t forward mw the confirmation email until almost too late

  • +2

    it seems the edible plants aren't available to select, which is a shame (dropdown lists come up as empty, but populate for the other types). Thanks for posting it OP, wouldn't have known about this otherwise

  • +3

    Trees available:
    - Coffee Bush (BREYNIA OBLONGIFOLIA) tubestock
    - Blue Moon (WESTRINGIA) tubestock
    - Sunshine Wattle (ACACIA TERMINALIS) tubestock
    - Red Bloodwood (CORYMBIA GUMMIFERA) tubestock
    - Red Rod (EROMOPHILA) tubestock
    - Grampians Bauera (BAUERA SESSILIFLORA) tubestock
    - Crazy Gal (EROMOPHILA) tubestock
    - White Correa (CORREA ALBA) tubestock
    - Baby Blue (EUCALYPTUS PULVERULENTA) tubestock
    - Red Flowering Correa (CORREA) tubestock
    - Lantern Banksia (BANKSIA ERICIFOLIA) tubestock
    - Red Flowering Emu Bush (EROMOPHILA MACULATE) tubestock
    - Native Fuschia (CORREA REFLEXA) tubestock
    - Spreading Correa (CORREA REFLEXA) tubestock
    - Mountain Devil (LAMBERTIA FORMOSA) tubestock
    - Limestone Pea (CHORIZEMA VARIUM) tubestock
    - Swan River Pea (GASTROLOBIUM LANCEOLATUM) tubestock
    - Grass Tree (XANTHORRHOEA RESINOSA) tubestock
    - Brogo Overflow Bottlebrush (CALLISTEMON SUBULATUS) tubestock
    - Shrubby Platysace (PLATYSACE LANCEOLATA) tubestock
    - Bracelet Honey Myrtle (MELALEUCA ARMILLARIS) tubestock
    - Poorinda Ballerina Mintbush (PROSTANTHERA) tubestock

  • +1

    They are only open Mon-Sat FYI, limited hours. Don't make the mistake I did and order then be unable to collect.

  • +3

    Is anyone able to calculate how many trees I would need to plant to offset the carbon for the hour and a half drive to get to La Peruose without using a toll road?

  • No avocado trees? bummer

  • Also IndigiGrow have a separate entrance on Yarra Rd (closer to Bunnerong Rd), so don't enter through the main entrance of the school itself.

  • +1

    FYI, no edible trees showing available and for some reason if you select 3 non edible trees it gives you a larger selection than if you choose 4 trees.

    This is the current drop down list selection:

    Burrendong Beauty (HAKEA) 140mm
    Aniseed Boronia (BORONIA CRENULATA) 140mm
    Brown Boronia (BORONIA MEGASTIGMA) 140m
    Common Heath White (EPACRIS IMPRESSA) 140
    Panpipes (EPACRIS LONGIFLORA) 140mm
    Shrub She-Oak (ALLOCASUARINA DYSTILA) 140
    Great Balls Fire (CALLISTEMON SALIGNUS) 140
    Crazy Gal (EROMOPHILA) 140mm
    Silky Emu Bush (EROMOPHILA NIVEA) 140mm
    Gold Emu Bush (EROMOPHILA) 140mm
    Lemon Drops (GASTROLOBIUM SERICEUM) 140
    Captain Cook Bottlebrush (CALLISTEMON) 140m
    Winter Delight (GREVILLIEA) 140mm
    Broad-leaved Drumsticks Sunshine (ISOPOGON ANEMONIFOLIUS) 140mm
    Dog Rose (BAUERA RUBIOIDES) 140mm
    Dusky Bells (CORREA) 140mm
    Ruby Cascade (PHILOTHECA MYOPOROIDES) 14 Omm
    Australian Indigo (INDIGOFERA AUSTRALIS) 140 m
    Hop Bush (DODONAEA VISCOSA) 140mm
    Hillock Bush (MELALEUCA HYPERICIFOLIA) 140
    Ivanhoe (GREVILLEA) 140mm
    Wynyabbie Gem (WESTRINGIA) 140mm
    Bronze Rambler (GREVILLEA) 140mm
    Profusion (PHILOTHECA MYOPOROIDES) 140m
    Jezabel Correa (CORREA REFLEXA) 140mm
    Thyme Pink-Bells (TETRATHECA THYMIFOLIA)
    Honey Myrtle (MELALEUCA THYMIFOLIA) 140m
    Claret Tops (MELALEUCA LINARIFOLIA) 140mm
    Variegated Mint Bush (PROSTANTHERA OVALIF LIA VARIEGATE) 140mm
    Mini Marvel (GREVILLEA PREISSII) 140mm
    Woolly Bush (ADENANTHOS SERICEUS) 140mm
    Silver Banksia (BANKSIA MARGINATA) 140mm
    Winter Rouge (PHILOTHECA MYOPOROIDES) 140mm
    Rock Thryptomene (THRYPTOMENE SAXICOLA) 140mm
    Mallee Superstar (CROWEA) 140mm
    Ryan Star (CROWEA) 140mm
    Exalata Symphony (CROWEA) 140mm
    White Star (CROWEA) 140mm
    Cooper Classic (CROWEA) 140mm
    lum Bells (BOROMIA) 140mm
    Festival Red (CHAMELAUCIUM UNICINATUM)
    Kangaroo Gully Crimson (PHILOTHECA VERRUCOSA) 140mm
    White Form (BAUERA RUBIODES) 140mm
    Scarlet Mintbush (PROSTANTHERA ASPALATHOIDES) 140mm
    Bracelet Honey Myrtle (MELALEUCA ARMILLARIS) 140mm

  • +1

    What to choose?

    Which plant least looks like a weed and has small roots that won't break into my clay pipes? And doesn't stink so much that it will affect my hayfever?

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