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Tree Swap - Campbelltown City Council

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Published September 28th 2016
One tree for another
In Campbelltown Council's 'Tree Swap Program' you can exchange a tree considered a weed for a native tree.

However, you need to be a resident or landholder within the Local Government Area of Campbelltown before you can participate.

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Privet - broad-leaf or Ligustrum lucidum. Image Credit: Fanghong distributed under CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 1.0, via Wikimedia Commons


The 'Tree Swap Program' is targeting only the following species: Small Leaf Privet, Broad Leaf Privet and African Olive trees.

The council has provided a brochure on their website to assist residents in identifying these species. It also instructs on the best ways to completely remove them. Weeds submitted during the program will be replaced by any of the following native endemic species:

White Sallow Wattle, Acacia floribunda
Rough Barked Apple, Angophora floribunda
River Peppermint, Eucalyptus elata
Forest Red Gum, Eucalyptus tereticornis
Prickly Leaved Tea Tree, Melaleuca styphelioides
Yallaroo, Melaleuca linariifolia
Bracelet Honey Myrtle, Melaleuca armillaris
Coast Myall, Acacia binervia
White Wattle, Acacia linifolia
Sydney Green Wattle, Acacia parramattensis
River Oak, Casuarina cunninghamiana
Stiff Bottle Brush, Callistemon rigidus
Blue Box, Eucalyptus baueriana

To get your free tree you need to do the following:

  • Remove the weed as recommended, photograph the treated and removed tree, and forward the photo and the application form via email to the provided website.

  • Find here the Application Form and Tree Swap Program Brochure.
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    Phone: (02) 4645 4000
    Where: Campbelltown Council Area
    Cost: Free
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