Rural Tree Scheme

Orders are now open for Council’s Rural Tree Scheme. All rural ratepayers in the Edward River local government area are eligible to purchase indigenous plants at a subsidised rate through this scheme.

Who is eligible?

Ratepayers whose properties are larger than one (1) hectare are eligible to purchase subsidised plants through Council’s Rural Tree Scheme.

The number of plants available per annum are:

  • Properties one (1) hectare to ten (10) hectares - 50 tube seedlings
  • Properties ten (10) hectares to five hundred (500) hectares - 150 tube seedlings
  • Properties five hundred (500) hectares and over - 300 tube seedlings

What are my responsibilities?

By participating in the Rural Tree Scheme, you agree to plant and tend to the seedlings you receive. You are expected to prepare your land properly before planting, including weed control, and provide ongoing maintenance.

How do I order?

Please complete and return the order form(PDF, 233KB) , with payment, to Council by Friday 23 September 2022. Once orders have been received, plants will be propagated and available for collection late May 2023.

Seedlings can be collected from Council's Works Depot on Wanderer Street, Deniliquin North or from McKindlays Riverine Nursery at 2220 Perricoota Road, Moama.

If you require assistance in selecting plants most suited to your property, please contact Felicity McKindlay at McKindlays Riverine Nursery on 0408 641 222 or via email at