200 Trees



Our mission is to plant 200 trees in and around Richmond in commemoration of the bicentenary. In planting these trees, we want to make a positive impact while raising awareness of the change in our climate.

This is a collaborative, hands-on project that residents, businesses, and local groups can come together to work on. The trees are sponsored by the Clarence City Council and are FREE to anyone living in the Coal River Valley.

There are now TWO choices of trees for you to select ONE of! Check out the tree descriptions and photos to find out more.

Note: All Magnolia grandiflora and Tasmannia lanceolata trees have been booked out and/or collected.

Now only Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Eucalyptus pulchella are available, with distribution on 10 March 2024 at the Richmond Village Fair.

Further information will follow.

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Commonly known as Tasmanian pepperberry or mountain pepper, is a shrub native to woodlands and cool temperate areas of south-eastern Australia.

The berries and fresh leaves are the best pepper flavour, whilst dried leaves and bark yield a spicy ‘cinnamon’ flavour.

Size varies from 2.2m to 5m high. The aromatic leaves are lanceolate shape, with a distinctly pale under surface. Stems are quite red in colour. The small cream or white flowers appear in summer and are followed by black, globose, two-lobed berries 5-8 mm wide, which appear in Autumn.

This species is hardy, it can survive sub-zero temperatures, exposed terrain, and windy sites. However, it grows best in lime-free, fertile, moist, and well-drained soils in semi-shade positions sheltered from the hot summer sun and drying winds. Condition the soil with plenty of organic matter before planting, and ensure the ground is mulched before Summer.

Responds very well to pruning and is usually a neat, handsome shrub.

Yellow flowers around Christmas time are sought out by both native bees and honey bees.

The 200 Tree project will supply a mixture of male and female plants.


‘Little Gem’

Dwarf variety of the evergreen magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), but only a quarter of its size. ‘Little Gem’ will reach approximately 4m in height and 2.5m in width. It has a dense growth habit, glossy leaves with a rusty reverse, and creamy white, perfumed flowers in Spring and Summer.

Little Gem needs a well-drained soil and a position in full sun or part shade. Mulch to keep the roots cool and moist, and give an occasional deep soaking in prolonged dry periods. Remove seed heads after flowering to encourage new growth and more flowers.


(Gippsland Form)

Commonly known as the river red gum, is a tree that is endemic to Australia. It has smooth white or cream-coloured bark, lance-shaped or curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of seven or nine, white flowers and hemispherical fruit with the valves extending beyond the rim.

A familiar and iconic tree, it is seen along many watercourses, providing shade in the extreme temperatures.

River red gum prefers soils with clay content. The trees not only rely on rainfall but also on regular flooding, since flooding recharges the sub-soil with water.

This smaller, weeping form is typically 6-8m tall x 10-15m wide.

Very wind-firm and provides good shelter for paddock livestock and very long-lived and tolerates wet and/or dry conditions.


Commonly known as the white peppermint or narrow-leaved peppermint, is a species of small to medium-sized tree that is endemic to Tasmania. The natural range of the species includes Richmond.

It is regarded as one of the smaller Tasmanian Eucalyptus species and often used for street tree/car park plantings.

It has smooth bark, sometimes with rough fibrous bark on older trees, linear leaves, flower buds in groups of nine to twenty or more, white flowers and cup-shaped to shortened spherical fruit. It has the finest/narrowest foliage of all the Tasmanian Eucalyptus. The clean white/grey trunks are a feature.

It grows on relatively dry slopes, especially on dolerite geology. This erect tree typically grows to a height of 15m and 6m wide.

Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. May require additional watering during extended dry periods.


PO Box 258 Richmond Tasmania 7025

200 Trees