group-member | 14th Apr, 2016

Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society

When the Blackburn Tree Preservation Society was first formed in November 1959, it worked hard to preserve the local natural environment and protect areas of remnant bush. Over the last fifty years, the group has grown and prospered and they now work across the whole Nunawading municipality, and indeed the state.

GroupMember_Blackburn & District Tree Preservation SocietyThe Society was actively involved in the Little Desert campaign in 1969, that led to the birth of Environment Victoria, and has been an affiliate member since our inception.

They’ve produced several publications, including ‘100 Native Plants to Grow in Blackburn Gardens’. They’ve campaigned for planning controls in the treed area of Blackburn, and were successful in setting up a Special Residential Zone, covering 49 streets.

Website: https://bdtps.wordpress.com/

Phone: +631 9874 2641

Email: lwsmith@chariot.com.au

Address: PO Box 5, Nunawading, 3131

When the Blackburn Tree Preservation Society was first formed in November 1959, it worked hard to preserve the local natural environment and protect areas of remnant bush.

Over the last fifty years, the group has grown and prospered and they now work across the whole Nunawading municipality, and indeed the state.

The Society was actively involved in the Little Desert campaign in 1969, that led to the birth of Environment Victoria, and has been an affiliate member since our inception.

Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength, forming the Urimbirra Cooperative Society and buying a bush block adjacent to Crown Land in the Little Desert. They’ve also purchased a 600 ha block and both have Conservation Covenants administered through the Trust for Nature, providing permanent protection to the land.

They’ve produced several publications, including ‘100 Native Plants to Grow in Blackburn Gardens’. They’ve campaigned for planning controls in the treed area of Blackburn, and were successful in setting up a Special Residential Zone, covering 49 streets.
website:

https://bdtps.wordpress.com/

phone:
+631 9874 2641
address:
PO Box 5, Nunawading, 3131
email:
lwsmith@chariot.com.au