Tree Planting

Corporations, groups, organisations, businesses, charities, schools and educational institutions can arrange a special tree planting or weeding day with us.

Corporate volunteering and team-building

Get outdoors with your company team, group or organisation in the You Yangs, Little River & Geelong regions west of Melbourne, Victoria.

Koala Clancy Foundation is a local Geelong, Australia charity with a mission to help Melbourne & Geelong people save their local koalas from climate change by creating habitat by planting trees and removing weeds.

Saving koalas is physical and educational and suitable for all ages and abilities.

A tree planting project will instil pride in your team, and will show results very fast.  Trees planted in the rivers and waterways of Australia will be large enough to feed koalas in just 4 years.

Tree planting is only available in June, July and August each year. 

Weed removal in the You Yangs is available at all times of year, and is very satisfying.  

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Where: The You Yangs Regional Park and private farms in the You Yangs/Geelong region.  Most corporate tree planting sites are 45 to 60 minutes west of Melbourne CBD.

When: All year. Weekdays, weekends & public holidays available.

Koala Tree Planting: June to August every year

Weed removal & educational koala walks: all year.

Times: flexible, generally we recommend a start time of 9 or 10 am, finish by 2 or 3pm.

Group size: recommended for minimum of 10 participants and maximum of 50 participants. Larger groups can be accommodated by visiting two sites in one day.

Inclusions: One experienced Koala Clancy Foundation supervisor throughout. Morning tea and lunch can be provided. Transport from a central pickup location to the site/s can be provided.

What happens on the day:

Koala Tree Planting (June to August): FLEXIBLE An introduction by the Koala Clancy Foundation supervisor, then transport to the planting site. Briefing on tree planting techniques & safety. Tree planting for 2 to 3 hours. Lunch. Conclusion.

Weed Removal (September to May): An introduction by the Koala Clancy Foundation supervisor, then transport to the team weeding site. Briefing on weeding techniques & safety. Weeding for 1.5 hours. Morning tea. Educational koala walks for 1 to 1.5 hours. Lunch. Conclusion.

Price: from $80 per person to $125 per person, dependent on group size and inclusions.

Contact: Email

Telephone: 03 9646 8249

Cancellations: These events take a lot of planning and organisation.  If you need to cancel, please consider converting your fee into a tax-deductible donation so that we can continue to plant trees on your company’s behalf.  

Cancellations received within 7 days of the event will not receive a refund. 

Koala Clancy Foundation plants trees for koalas, which means we plant trees in very specific locations, with the health and long life of the tree as paramount. Our plantings are usually linear – along rivers and streams, which is the best koala habitat for the future. Our tree planting projects are 1 to 10 hectares in size (800 to 8000 trees), and over an entire tree planting season we will plant around 40 hectares (30,000 trees).

Trees planted for carbon credits/carbon offsets are planted quite differently. Most of these tree planting projects are vast – 200 hectares to 1 square kilometre minimum (160,000 to 800,000 trees), usually in a block, with species planted for fast growth and high carbon capture potential. Some are planted by direct seeding – which can be very effective – a big machine rolls over the land dropping kilograms of seed. Most of these forests are not koala habitat (although Greenfleet do have an excellent South Gippsland koala conservation project). Some of your money may go to tree planting projects that are not in Australia.

So unfortunately, Koala Clancy Foundation cannot offer carbon credits or carbon offset certificates. Even if we were much bigger, our main purpose in planting the trees is for koalas, and carbon capture is a wonderful bonus.

By planting trees with Koala Clancy Foundation you will help save a koala’s life in the most targetted way possible. You will also help other threatened wildlife. You will form a connection with your trees, be able to photograph them and publish these on your platforms and social media. You will be lowering your carbon emissions impact.

To achieve the best outcome, we recommend you book a tree planting day for your team with us, and also offset your company’s emissions with Greenfleet or Carbon Neutral or a similar company. It’s not expensive.

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