Tree Talk - Stories from The Seedling Bank

In 2021, we decided to do things a little differently. After the tragic summer bushfires of 2020 and over a year living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we set out to share the incredible work of our Seedling Bank beneficiaries and Tree Day heroes.

These are groups going above and beyond to make their communities better places to live for people, plants and wildlife now and into the future. They are restoring ecosystems from the Northern Territory to Tasmania, with a total of 32,000 seedlings planted so far.

In this report you will be introduced to professors working to protect some of Australia’s most vulnerable critters, primary school students planting wildlife corridors for threatened marsupials, nature therapy providers and community groups fighting climate change and giving back to Country.

We hope their stories inspire the same joy and appreciation in you as they do us.

Pour yourself a cuppa, sit back and enjoy some Tree Talk.

View and download the report below: 

If you would like to support the National Tree Day Seedling Bank as an individual, you can donate here. If you are interested in supporting the program through your business, get in touch with the Tree Day team at

Previous Research Reports

2020 - Rengenerating: our Land, our people, our future 

2019 - Living Cities: Trees in the Urban Environment

2018 - Connect in Nature

2017 - The Learning from Trees - Life Lessons for Future Generations

2016 - Adding Trees - A Prescription for Health, Happiness and Fulfilment

2015 - Needing Trees: The Nature of Happiness

2014 - Valuing Trees: What is Nature Worth?

2013 - Missing Trees: The Inside Story of an Outdoor Nation

2012 - Planting Trees: Just What the Doctor Ordered

2011 - Climbing Trees: Getting Aussie Kids Back Outside