Stories from Planet Ark’s Seedling Bank 

Established in 2019, The Seedling Bank is Planet Ark’s nature restoration grants initiative. It is an evolution of the work we do through National Tree Day, which has seen Australians plant over 26 million trees since 1996.   

The Seedling Bank continues to grow each year and it is our privilege to provide funding for native seedlings for regeneration, urban greening and community projects around Australia. From rewilding efforts on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula to habitat planting for the critically endangered western ringtail possum, these initiatives are making a tangible difference in protecting and restoring our precious ecosystems.  

The Seedling Bank is our way of giving back to the thousands of Australian volunteers who roll up their  
sleeves each year to give something back to the environment. Over 132 school and community groups  
have planted 80,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses since the program’s inception. This year, another 119 groups will plant over 50,000 seedlings using funding from The Seedling Bank. 

All the tales we hear through National Tree Day remind us of the power of nature and the importance of collective action. We hope their stories inspire the same joy and appreciation in you as they do us. Thank you to all the volunteers, beneficiaries and donors who make this work possible.  

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

View and download the report below:


If you would like to support the 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