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Native plant giveaway for Cudlee Creek fire-affected properties

News release
19 May 2021

Landholders on properties affected by the Cudlee Creek fires can now register to pick up free native plants at a Plant Giveaway Day, coordinated and supported by the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board.

Native seedlings in packs of trees, shrubs and groundcover species will be provided to landholders at this year’s event on Sat June 19 at Woodside, following from the first plant giveaway at the same time last year.

“This is a great example of the local community coming together in partnership to work with landholders to restore and repair their local landscape,” said Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board chair David Greenhough.

Almost 18,000 plants have been grown by local groups and businesses, including Jurlique International, Future Generation Natives, Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, Kersbrook Landcare Nursery and Woodside Primary School students. Trees For Life has made available a range of suitable native species for fire-affected landholders to plant with this winter’s rains.

Eligible landholders will also receive free tree guards and stakes for plants, courtesy of Arborgreen.

“Last year’s plant giveaway was highly successful and booked out quickly,” David said.

“The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board’s Linking Communities to Recovery team are supporting this community response by helping to connect growers with landholders who want native plants to help restore parts of their property,” he said.

All landholders affected by the Cudlee Creek fire are eligible but seedling packs are limited, so they must register through Eventbrite

The Plant Giveaway Day, to be held at the Woodside Council Depot from 9am - 4pm, will also feature information stalls and displays from organisations involved in the Cudlee Creek fire recovery efforts, with support opportunities for land management activities.

Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board Landscape Officers are available for free property visits to advise on land management issues such as pasture regeneration, watercourse management, soil rehabilitation, revegetation, weed management and habitat restoration.

This event is part of the Local Economic Recovery Program, a partnership with the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions. It is jointly funded by the South Australian and Commonwealth Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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Communications coordinator