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Native Tree Subsidy Program

*The 2023 Tree Subsidy Program has ended. Please stay tuned for information on the 2024 program.

The Shire of Northam is working with Westgrow Farm Trees to provide a selection of native trees and shrubs for landowners to plant on their property as part of the Shire’s Native Tree Subsidy Program. This program has been developed to encourage landowners to revegetate their properties to enhance and support biodiversity by improving the landscape quality. As the trees and shrubs establish, residents taking advantage of this program will be able to enjoy the benefits of increased shade, reductions in ambient temperature whist providing food, shelter and corridor connections between vegetation pockets for native animals.

During the months of May and June, landowners within the Shire of Northam with a property size over 2000m2 have the opportunity to purchase trays of native trees for the discounted price of $25 (more than 50% OFF!!). Trays available at this price will be allocated based on property size as indicated in the table provided.


Area in Hectares

Area in Acres

Trees / Trays to be allocated

0.2ha (2000m2) up to 15ha

5 to 37.06 acres

64 trees ( 1 tray )

15.1ha up to 80ha

37.07 to 197.68 acres

128 trees ( 2 trays )

Over 80ha

Over 197.69 acres

192 trees (3 trays )

Species available for 2023


Residents will be able to pay and collect their trees at the same time. The program will be running from the Shire Depot at 116 Peel Tce on the following days:

  • Monday 29th May 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 31st May 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 7th June 10am – 1pm 

Trays will cost $25 and payment can be made by cash or EFTPOS.


As required in previous years, landowners will need to provide proof of residency and details will be recorded to assist in designing similar programs in the future.

Limited trays of these varieties are available and will be allocated on a first come basis for purchase.

Selections available include a variety of species that are suitable for different soil types and species that can be grown to serve multiple purposes including hedges, windbreaks, shade, bird attracting, bee attracting, ornamental use and those that are salt tolerant. Each tray holds 64 tube stock plants and landowners will be able to select one species for each tray.

Landowners taking advantage of this tree subsidy will need to be mindful of the species they select to ensure they are appropriate for the property size and that the trees at maturity are clear from impeding on neighbouring properties, existing services and/or firebreaks.



The Shire will be selling the COCOON Plant Incubator for $20

COCOON is a patented, biodegradable planting technology that eliminates irrigation, by supporting a plant/seedling through its critical establishment phase with an accessible reservoir of water and moisture. Whether it’s coastal or regional land restoration, council revegetation programs, commercial landscaping, mine site rehabilitation, forestry or on farm restoration - COCOON is an effective enabler for improved, sustainable plant outcomes.

See the full information PDF on the COCOON Plant Incubator HERE


Want to protect your trees from animals, wind and the sun while they establish??


The shire is selling tree guards that are plastic free, weather resistant and biodegradable for $1 each. This includes the cardboard guard and one stake.

These tree guards are durable for approximately 18 months

For additional information on the benefits of this product click HERE.