Growing Native Trees for our Community’s Future

22 Apr 2020

This week on April 22 we celebrate world Earth Day. This is a worldwide movement to support environmental protection and coincidentally our Trees For Life seedlings are ready to be distributed to the areas that need them most.

Trees For Life was founded in 1981 to revegetate and protect bushland, farm land and urban terrain throughout South Australia. Their 7,000 strong supporter base of members and active volunteers work tirelessly every year to restore native vegetation for future generations.

Started by the Maintenance team Stephen Whiffen and Jason Temby, Colonnades has volunteered for the Trees For Life program for over 10 years. Last year the project was taken over by our current maintenance team, Stan Batekin and David Hogarth who over the last two years have spent countless hours growing approx. 1000 native plants from seeds, in an effort to restore our landscapes, revive habitat and help land recovery in SA.

The 480 seedlings pictured below are now ready to be returned to their native habitat thanks to the tireless dedication of Stan and Dave to the Trees For Life program.

With thousands of Trees For Life seedlings needed for bushfire recovery this year the process is more important than ever as our trees will be distributed to revegetation projects, biodiversity projects and rural communities at Cudlee Creek, Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

If you would like to learn more about Trees For Life or become a volunteer, visit

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