Tree Day at Kettering Tree Day Site Details

Tree Day at Kettering

Beside the oval is a small stand of black gum trees (Eucalyptus ovata). This National Tree Day we are planting an understory of native plants to help the health and longevity of this important stand of trees. Black gums are one of the two tree species that our critically endangered Swift Parrots need for food while breeding in Tasmania. Kingborough is a very important breeding area for the birds. In additional black gum forests have dramatically reduced in size and number. The planting will include some great habitat species for small birds, and native marsupials as well as creating a lovely place to walk through. We will make sure the current track is left open.

Wildlife Corridors Native Animal Habitat Threatened Species


Sunday, 02 August 2020

9:00am to 4:00pm


40 Saddle Road


TAS 7155


Site Organiser

Bridget Jupe (BJ)

RSVP Contact

Bridget Jupe (BJ)


Suitable for Children


Accessible for Disabled



The planting site this year is located beside the old Kettering oval near the Kettering Fire Brigade Access the site from Saddle road about 500m up from junction with the Channel highway at Kettering. Parking on the left hand side of the Fire station and on the roadside- please keep the station area clear at all times.


Pease bring your smile and an attitude ready to dig in and have fun! This year's event will be shaped by the COVID-19 requirements at the time. Stay tuned for more details on how we will organise this wonderful annual event so that everyone can be safe. As for any outdoor activity, please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. As Winter in Tassie can be freezing and/or sunny please bring gear to keep you warm, dry. and sun protected!


Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments,BBQ