National Tree Day 2020: Plant Free Native Plants From Paten Park The Gap

Native tree Australia
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National Tree Day 2020 is happening on the 2nd of August, and it’s the best time for residents to head over to Paten Park, The Gap to collect their free native plants to plant in their garden and celebrate the event. 

Traditionally, people would gather to plant trees in the community. But with the threat of the coronavirus still active, the community event will not take place this year. 

Locals are therefore encouraged to pick up their free native plants from Brisbane City Council. They can choose from a range of plants to help green their properties and grow the city’s urban forest. 

All local residential ratepayers and tenants can claim their free native plants.

How to Claim Free Native Plants

Residents are entitled to receive two free native plants a year. Locals who want to get their free native plants can head over to a library near them, or the Council Regional Business Centre, or The Gap Ward office of Councillor Steven Toomey

Residents with newly built homes or those who have recently moved into their owner-built home in the past year are eligible to claim four native plants for their gardens. 

Simply present the paid rates notice to get the voucher for the free seedlings. 

Native plants on offer are suitable for all garden types and sizes. The council website provides a list of groundcovers, tufting plants and grasses, climbers, shrubs, and trees, including the plant descriptions and growing requirements. 

Claim the plants from Paten Park Native Nursery, which is the participating retail nursery for the western region.  

Elaeocarpus reticulatus or the Blueberry ash is among the flowering trees offered under the Free Native Plants program. (Photo credit: Tatiana Gerus /Flickr)

See the complete list of native plants available

The Paten Park Native Nursery at 57 Paten Road, The Gap is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Watch the BCC video on how to plant your free native plant.