Do you remember the joy of climbing and hiding behind trees as a child? This Christmas – your gift to the National Trust (NSW) will help save our special trees for a future generation.

Trees are nature’s landmarks for our communities – they define our places, shade our parks and line our streets.

The National Trust Register is not just about built heritage and architecture of historical and cultural significance – it also defines a ‘Tree of Significance’ as a tree (or tree cluster) that has historic, scenic or scientific significance. Once a tree is listed on the National Trusts’ Significant Tree Register, the Trust advocates for statutory protection under the relevant local planning laws and promotes awareness of its historic and community value.

To make this happen, the National Trust (NSW) needs to digitise its records of our rare and beautiful trees, and this requires financial investment. Ensuring the accurate historical information that the National Trust retains for each of these specimens is a specialist role. We need to detail the origin and significance within the colony, so that information about our significant trees – like the Dragon’s Blood, Mr Fat, Elephant’s Foot, Bland’s Oak and the Gallipoli Pines – can be made widely accessible to more audiences such as school children, researchers, local Councils and the media.

 

You can help this Christmas.

Your donation will support the overall project cost of $48,000 for the National Trust (NSW) to transfer the critical details within the Significant Tree Register to accessible formats for community use and protection – so that we can continue to advocate for the protection of trees in the future.

Whether you give a lot, or give a little, every contribution counts – and we thank you.

 

 

 

Donating to the National Trust of Australia (NSW)

The National Trust of Australia is the nation's leading conservation organisation protecting our natural, cultural and built heritage. In NSW the National Trust managers more than 30 historic properties and selected bushland sites.

As a custodian of precious collections, including furnishings, costumes, artworks, documents and other objects of immeasurable historical and cultural significance, the National Trust has grown to become a major contributor to our State’s regional and cultural tourism and heritage education.

Each year the costs to maintain and conserve the National Trust’s properties and collections runs into millions of dollars. Your generous donation today will help us to preserve these irreplaceable landmarks for future generations.

We welcome your donations all year round as each one ensures this vital work can continue to enrich our community.

Please note that all donations of $2 and over to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) are tax deductible.

To make a tax deductible donation, please use the form below or phone us on (02) 9258 0156.

Join the National Trust of Australia’s (NSW) Circle

Supporters who have notified us of their intentions to leave a gift to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) in their Will are invited to join the exclusive National Trust Circle program.

Circle events will provide behind-the-scenes viewings and attendees will enjoy a closer relationship with the National Trust and its members through their involvement.

By making a provision for the National Trust of NSW in your Will, you will provide a lasting gift for future generations.

Talk to the National Trust today about how you would like your bequest to be used to conserve our natural and cultural heritage, and join our community of committed supporters.

For details on joining our Bequest Circle please contact bequests@nationaltrust.com.au or call (02) 9258 0156.