2 Million Trees
Creating a greener future for Victorians
The Victorian Government is supporting practical environmental action by planting two million trees across Victoria between 2012 and 2014.
Trees are vital for a healthy environment as they provide shade, clean the air and help cool the environment. They also provide habitat for animals and plants and help protect our water catchments.
The 2 Million Trees Project will plant 1.5 million trees in parklands and other public open space in metropolitan Melbourne and half a million trees along waterways in regional Victoria.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), on behalf of the Victorian Government, is responsible for managing this project. DEPI is working closely with Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Corrections Victoria of Department of Justice, VicHealth, the Municipal Association of Victoria and the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority to deliver this important project.
The 2 Million Trees Project is supporting tree planting projects run by councils, schools, community and Landcare groups, committees of management and other public land managers. Tree planting projects need to deliver a public benefit and demonstrate value for money. The attached fact sheet sets out the criteria to qualify for support for tree planting projects.
Tree planting project proponents are encouraged to work with indigenous communities, local schools, community and environmental groups and residents to deliver tree plantings projects.
Applications for Round 1 close 5pm 2 July 2012.2 Million Trees Metropolitan Melbourne Project Area - Map