Tree Planting to Help Koalas: Unforgettable Experience Near Melbourne, Victoria

Tree Planting to Help Koalas: Unforgettable Experience Near Melbourne, Victoria

Every winter, passionate community members like you join us for an unforgettable experience near Melbourne, Victoria, to plant thousands of trees to help koalas.

Our planting days are designed to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience in stunning rural locations west of Melbourne, Victoria. Imagine picturesque rivers, ancient trees, and sweeping grasslands. These hidden gems on private land are rarely accessible to the public.

So, what can you expect at a Koala Clancy Foundation tree planting day?

Koala tree planting near Melbourne, Victoria, with scenic views of rainbow
Unforgettable views at the end of a koala tree planting day in Lethbridge, west of Melbourne, Victoria

Ready to plant trees to help koalas?

We start by meeting you at a designated spot in a nearby town at 9:30 am. Then, we’ll drive a short distance in convoy to the planting site to ensure everyone gets there easily!

The first moments on site are unforgettable. As you walk from the cars to the planting area, views of the surrounding landscape will take your breath away.

Now comes the fun part! After a quick demo from our expert team on how to plant trees for optimal survival, it’s time to get your hands dirty (in a good way!).

Supplies set up for koala tree planting near Melbourne, Victoria
A Grey Box seedling, A.K.A. baby koala tree, ready to be planted at a tree planting day near Melbourne, Victoria

Here’s a pleasant surprise: the holes are already dug, and all the trees, stakes, and guards are ready to go. You simply choose where to start and get planting.

From here on out, it’s a personalised experience. Plant with family and friends, go solo, and take it slow if you prefer. This is where friendships blossom – many arrive alone and leave with new connections.

Community members planting trees to help koalas
Koala Clancy Foundation community members, Les and Sharon, planting trees to help koalas

Keep your eyes peeled, too – we might be lucky enough to spot some exciting wildlife! Wedge-tailed eagles often soar overhead, a platypus might be hiding in the river, and on the rare occasion, a koala might even make an appearance.

koala sighting on revegetation site
Koala Patsy, spotted during a koala tree planting day near Melbourne, Victoria, in 2023

After an hour or so of planting, we’ll refuel with a picnic spread of tea, coffee, and biscuits. Many of our regulars love to bring a plate to share, so feel free to do this too! This is also your chance to learn more about koala conservation during our planting day tradition: “the morning tea talk.” Ask questions and share your thoughts with the group and our knowledgeable staff.

Around 1:30pm, you’ll see the product of your efforts – look back to where you started and find an area filled with tree guards and newly planted koala habitat.

thousands of trees planted to help koalas near Melbourne, Victoria
Thousands of trees planted to help koalas, directly adjacent to the You Yangs near Melbourne, Victoria

By now, it’s time for a well-deserved lunch break. Grab your lunch from your car and enjoy it while chatting with your fellow tree planters, before heading home with a sense of satisfaction and optimism for the future of koalas.

Join us to plant trees & help koalas

The Koala Clancy Foundation community are planting 300,000 trees by 2030 to help create a better future for koalas and we welcome you to be a part of that.

Visit our Event Calendar to register for an unforgettable experience planting trees to help koalas; we host events near Melbourne, Victoria, most weekends in winter (bookings are essential).

Can’t make it in person? You can still help koalas from afar by donating today.

UPCOMING TREE PLANTING DAY: Sunday 14 July – click here to book now!

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