Planting a tree is a simple way to enhance our environment.

Planting one million trees, however, has the ability to significantly improve the landscape, enhancing our region’s spectacular scenery and natural environment and creating a lasting legacy.

The Scenic Rim One Million Trees Initiative is Council’s flagship environmental program, with the goal of planting one million trees across the region by 2025. The program provides native trees to Scenic Rim residents, community groups, rural landholders and schools and aims to address issues of biodiversity loss by encouraging sustainable land practices, the restoration of waterways and beautification of the region.

 

Rural landholders face continued land management issues due to extreme weather, production pressures and land degradation.

The Rural Trees Initiative can assist by providing native trees to address issues such as soil salinity, land degradation, erosion and soil stability as well as providing shade for livestock and wind breaks. Rural land managers can benefit in many ways with the inclusion of strategic vegetated areas on their properties.

Who Can Apply?

This initiative is open to Scenic Rim land owners of properties one hectare and greater.*

What Do You Receive?

Participants can apply for up to 1,000 native plants and trees, as tubestock, from a selection of species tailored to their needs, subject to availability.

 

 

Waterways are important for our economy and environment. Native vegetation plays a crucial role in ensuring our waterways remain healthy, reducing the impacts of flooding and providing habitat for native plants and animals.


The River Trees Initiative helps landholders, whose properties border waterways, by providing native plants and trees to build resilience against the threats to these natural systems. The propagation of native plants and trees can assist in addressing streambank stability, land degradation and erosion, providing improved water quality for our communities and the environment. The benefits of healthy Scenic Rim waterways literally flow on to communities downstream and, ultimately, Moreton Bay.

Who Can Apply?

This Initiative is open to land owners of the Scenic Rim whose properties control or border waterways.*

What Do You Receive?

Participants can apply for up to 1,000 native plants and trees, as tubestock, from a selection of species tailored to their needs, subject to availability.

 

 

 

Supporting the Scenic Rim’s Habitat Protection Program members, the Habitat Trees initiative provides access to a variety of native plants and trees to improve environmental values on private property.

The initiative promotes the creation of habitat and food for wildlife while preserving and regulating water and soil, creating canopy cover and connecting habitat corridors.

Who Can Apply?

This initiative is open to Scenic Rim land owners who are part of Council’s Habitat Protection Program through their participation in Land for Wildlife, Voluntary Conservation Agreements and Nature Refuges.*

What Do You Receive?

Participants can apply for up to 1,000 native plants and trees, as tubestock, from a selection of species to meet their needs. Stock is subject to availability and may be tailored to a specific Habitat Protection Program project.

 

 

Green spaces are at the heart of liveable communities. Supporting schools, clubs, and community groups, the Community Trees Initiative enables community groups to get involved in restoring or enhancing areas by planting native trees and plants in key areas.

The initiative can assist community groups in enhancing local reserves, sporting areas, parks, and club and school grounds through a group planting event.

Who Can Apply?

The Community Trees Program is open to all community groups, including sporting groups, clubs, and schools of the Scenic Rim.*

What Do You Receive?

Community groups can apply for any number of native plants and trees to support their project.

Projects that support environmental awareness, social sporting events, social club events and fundraising activities, as well as planting events for National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day are supported by this initiative.

 

*NOTE: A Natural Resources Officer may arrange a site meeting with applicants to assess progress of the plants and document lasting outcomes.

How To Apply

Use the One Million Trees Application Form to apply for any of the above initatives.

 One Million Trees Program Application Form