Unfortunately no school groups this year

We have had a lot of interest from schools however due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone student involvement until the 2021 planting season. We understand that the Corona virus State of Emergency physical distancing rules may be relaxed by the planting date, however we have had to lock in our plans this week to ensure our 50,000 seedlings get the best start in the forest.

Tuart planting season 2020 open to volunteers

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group will commence planting on Saturday, 6 June 2020 at the `Lochart Block`, off Tuart Drive, Ludlow for a period of six days only.

Our objective is to plant 16,000 tuart seedlings during the six days. There will be 8 teams of 2 people each session. That's 8 teams x 2 (three hour sessions) x 6 days = 288 hours of planting time. That's 167 seedlings per team. Easy!

Due to the COVID 19 physical distancing, we prefer teams from the same household however we will accept individuals to create a team. We will advise your team member in the confirmation email.

Instruction will be available at the commencement of each session.

Planting session availability (June 2020)


Planting sessions

SessionRegistration at Ludlow MillFinish on site
Morningfrom 8.00 amby 12.00 pm
Afternoonfrom 12.00 amby 4.00 pm

All planting sessions now full

Please note that all planting session times for the Ludlow Lochart Block have been filled. Thank you. Later in June, we have further planting in a location just north of the Ludlow Settlement. We will open planting sessions for this location shortley.

On the day

Volunteers need to register at the Ludlow Mill compound, Cnr Ludlow Road North & Ludlow Park Road at the nominated time (see planting session table). Follow the signs off Ludlow Road North.

  • After registration, drive your own car to the planting site.
  • The objective is to plant 167 tuart seedlings per team session.
  • Plots will be pre-marked for each group and a measuring stick, potti/putke and carrying trays will be supplied for each team.

At the conclusion of planting, please check out at the Ludlow Mill compound.

What to bring

All participants are required to wear;

  • enclosed footwear
  • long trousers
  • long sleeve shirt
  • hat
  • waterproof jacket (if necessary)

You can bring your own refreshment & snacks. Water, sunscreen and insect repellent will be provided and there will be a first aid post and splendid toilet on site

We are working in a State forest

We are working in a State forest which is under the authority of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Please read the attached handbook and Code of conduct prior to registration at the Ludlow Mill compound.

We will have copies of these documents at the registration building and can answer any questions relating to the planting work.

Assembly point - Ludlow mill compound (Home base)

Frequently asked questions

Q: Is camping available at the Ludlow mill for people travelling from Perth or other places?
A: Yes, camping is available inside the Ludlow mill compound. You need to report to the caretaker who will advise where to camp. Limited power, portable water, toilets and a cold shower are available. A suitable donation (i.e a gas hot water system) will change the status of the shower from cold to hot!

Further information

Des Donnelly (Vice President)
Tel: 0427 957 160


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