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Planning your order

Landholders need to plan what, where and when to plant, and do any necessary site preparation. This may include weed control, fencing and ripping. We advise landholders to contact their local Landcare group, for site specific advice.

TreeProject trains volunteers to propagate the native and endemic seed that you order. These volunteers then look after these seedlings for 6 months in order to provide you with healthy 20-30cm tube stock to go on-site.

To make it easier for our volunteers we have made a list of species that we do not grow based on difficulty or that the species are Winter/Autumn Germinating.


Ribbons of Green Project

The Ribbons of Green program was developed to encourage the use of indigenous plants to restore habitat on properties within the Yarra Ranges municipality. Yarra Ranges Council provide free plants each year to private landowners, schools and community groups looking to create bush habitats. 

If you qualify for this project, the Yarra Ranges Council will not only pay for seedlings, tree guards and weed mats, they will come out to your site and asses your planting needs. Then choose TreeProject to be the seedling supplier and TreeProject will arrange corporate staff to plant the seedlings for you. It's a fantastic opportunity to get your revegetation project completed with all the help you need.

For more information go to Yarra Ranges Ribbons of Green site.


Before you Order 

Landholders need to identify the Bioregion and EVC (Ecological Vegetation Class) of your planting site to determine the species indigenous to the area before ordering.

Bioregions are a landscape-scale approach to classifying the environment using a range of attributes such as climate, geomorphology, geology, soils and vegetation. There are 28 Bioregions identified in Victoria. Within each Bioregion are a number of EVCs. EVCs contain a subset of typical (but not comprehensive) list of species for each area.

There are 2 steps to getting your list of indigenous species for your planting site.

1. Identify the Bioregion  and EVC of the planting area using the DELWP interactive map 'NatureKit', scrolling down to the NatureKit link on the DELWP webpage. NatureKit is a new biodiversity mapping and reporting tool. Please note this a new DELWP resource and will continue to be updated and refined.

    This following document will describe how to use the interactive map.

We acknowledge and thank the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust for the funding provided for the development of this document 

NatureKit Interactive Map Instructions NatureKit Interactive Map Instructions (1240 KB)

2. Download EVC (Ecological Vegetation Class) lists to identify the appropriate species - follow this link once you have identified the Bioregion and EVC for your area to access the EVC lists - Bioregions and EVC benchmarks

Additional Information and Regional EVC Maps

(a) Yarra Ranges

Species from the Yarra Ranges can be identified from the Yarra Ranges Local Plant Communities.

(b) Goulburn Broken CMA

Species from Goulburn Broken CMA can be identified from the Revegetation Guide.

(c) VicVeg Online

VicVeg Online - (Vic) Native Vegetation Management - read the landscape and understand the native vegetation of your area

For species and planting advice contact the regional experts:

Go to our 'Resources/Useful Links' page
Contact your local Catchment Management Authority or regional Landcare facilitators


Advice on windbreaks is available from this Shelterbelt Designs.