Contact: Trevor Curnow - Postal Address: Trees Please! Inc., PO Box 224, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245
- Trees Please! Inc. was born in November 1998
Trees Please! aims to protect the remnant native bush at The Cedars (which is being destroyed by woody weeds like broom, gorse and blackberry), and to re-vegetate the area with local native trees and shrubs.
Most of the 150 acres of The Cedars (home of the late Sir Hans Heysen) was bought by Heysen for the sole purpose of saving the trees ..... Heysen was dedicated to more than his art. He was an active conservationist, and a foundation member of the South Australian Forest League formed in 1913 to save the trees.
Several hectares of native bush have now been cleared of weeds, and over 3,000 local native trees and shrubs have been planted.
Seedlings are raised from seed collected at (or very near) The Cedars, and planted out during special tree planting days in late Winter.
Over 12,000 seedlings have been supplied free of charge to other local landholders.
Seed for 250,000 trees and shrubs have been donated to the Onkaparinga Catchment Board's direct seeding programme.
Trees Please! volunteers work every Thursday morning (weather permitting). After the work there's a famous shared picnic (it's not all work!)
Trees Please! has sponsored six Greencorps projects.
Re-claiming an Area of Native Bush
Re-planting the 'Big Gum' paddock
Pangolin Associates - Saving Remnant Native Bush
Bacardi Lion and Conservation Volunteers (same area)
The people at Parsons Brinckerhoff have been willing helpers in our Landcare activities.
'Trees Please!' - Adelaide Hills Regional Award 2006 Winner
It was gratifying that the efforts of 'Trees Please!' volunteers resulted in them being awarded the 'SA Great Award for Science and Environment' for 2006.
This award was presented for our efforts in planting and preserving native trees in the memory of Sir Hans Heysen.
Hans Heysen Book
This book is about the native trees on the property surrounding the home of Sir Hans Heysen and how he used them as his models.
Technical information about the vegetation is included to assist with the identifying the trees and seed.
Many of the trees that appear in Heysen's pictures are still alive and well ..... the inspiration and the spirit of the man lives on with them.
This publication is available from The Cedars, the Hahndorf Academy, or by post ..... send $25 to Trees Please! PO box 224 Hahndorf 5245 (including your postal address).
Heysen's Trees Cards
They are available at The Cedars and the Hahndorf Academy, or by post .... send $40 for a pack of ten to Trees Please! PO box 224 Hahndorf 5245 (including your postal address).