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Rottnest Island Nursery

Making an effort to conserve and sustain our environment has never been more important and the small steps we take today will greatly impact the futures of generations to come.

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The Rottnest Island Nursery breathes new life into the Island's revegetation programs.

The Nursery is managed by the Rottnest Island Environmental Team, and together with the assistance of a specialised volunteer team formed to assist with nursery activities, propagate plants with island provenance. The volunteer team currently contribute approximately 1800 volunteer hours per year with nursery activities including seed collection, seed treatment, seed storage and propagation of seedling species native to Rottnest Island.

The Nursery currently has capacity to propagate up to 40,000 seedlings, using seeds and cuttings collected from the Island, to deliver conservation project outcomes cost-effectively.

Plants that are grown at the Nursery are used in a variety of rehabilitation programs and projects on the Island including the Woodland Reforestation program, coastal walk trail project, remediating uncontrolled beach access and other tree planting sites as required.

Interested in volunteering some time to tree planting around Rottnest Island? 

Rottnest Society members and friends make a significant contribution to the sustainability of Rottnest Island by planting up to 25,000 trees each year. Find out how you can help.