Tree Canopy & Understory Program

The annual Tree Canopy and Understory Program (TCUP) is part of the Shire's commitment to provide habitat for native fauna as well as plants for residents to create waterwise, sustainable gardens.

TCUP is now in its 28th year, with more than one million seedlings and plants distributed to the community over the lifespan of the program.

More than 52,000 free native seedlings are provided annually to local residents, ratepayers and community groups for planting within the Shire. The seedlings are all local native plants and the range of species ensures that there is something to suit variations in local conditions, from pretty garden plants through to trees.

View the TCUP Species Catalogue and tips on how to plant your seedlings for best success in our Planting Guide.

Volunteers are needed to hand out seedlings from a central distribution point within the Shire. If you can help please contact Environmental Services.

***Expressions of Interest for TCUP 2017 have now closed***

To apply please complete the Expression of Interest Online or Download a copy of the EOI form.

Expressions of Interest close a 5:00PM on Friday 21 April 2017.

 ** Important information

Seedlings will be available from May until June.  More details will be provided to successful applicants.

Seedlings will be allocated in batches of six per species.

The EOI is a request for seedlings and is not the same as an order that would be placed with a commercial entity (ie supply cannot be guaranteed).

Only one submission per household is permitted.

Successful EOI applicants will be notified in writing from May onwards.


​TCUP Co-ordinator
9290 6641

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