The Dirty Hands - November 2020

How to plant a shelterbelt | Trees planted in 2020 | Understanding Glyphosate | Members Register for Training + more


How do you plant a shelterbelt?

How do you plant a shelterbelt that will benefit your stock and pasture within four years of planting? How do you prepare a planting site so seedlings will survive and thrive, rather than  waste time and money?

These and other questions were answered in a half-day workshop on 3 November organised by Landcare Tasmania. The workshop is part of the Meander Valley Landscape Project enhancing biodiversity and production values on high productivity land in the Meander Valley, supported through the State Governments Landcare Action Grants, the JM Roberts Trust and Landcare Tasmania's Tasmanian Landcare Fund.


A Year of Revegetation

Over 5,000 plants have been planted in 41 locations around Tasmania in 2020 with thanks to our partner Fifteen Trees, the Tasmanian Landcare Fund, and our industrious members.  This valuable project works to provide habitat, increase biodiversity, rehabilitate sites and strengthens the community of Landcarers in Tasmania. 



Register for Training Opportunities

One of Landcare Tasmania's key member services is providing opportunities for training and networking. Our FREE (for Members) Member Outreach events in 2021 will be all about upskilling and networking, helping to empower you and your communities to look after your patch. 


If you're not a member, you can become a member now. Annual Memberships with Landcare Tas run by the calendar year, renewing on 31 January. If you join now, your membership will be valid an extra 2 months through to the following year - 31 January 2022Download our Membership Benefits info.

Member Admin Tasks

It's that time of year again... If your group received the Landcare Assistance Program (LAP) Grant in 2020, but did not receive an email notification this week with the LAP Grant Acquittal form, check your junk mail, or please get in touch. [email protected]

Membership Renewal will begin soon. Keep an eye out for the notification email in December. Prepare now by seeing if you can remember the password to your online account!

Vale Gwendolyn Adams AM 

It was with great sadness that we mark the passing of Gwendolyn Adams AM.  Gwendolyn was a genuine Landcare legend, a passionate educator about agriculture, and a shining light for women in agriculture. 

Landcare Tasmania extends its condolences to her family and friends, who have had the privilege of knowing a truly remarkable woman.


New Staff

Landcare Tasmania welcomes our new Project Officer, Dr Jakob Sprickerhof.  Jakob will be working part-time and based in the Penguin office, providing support to groups who have received funding for their projects through Landcare Tas and helping develop some of our landscape scale projects next year. 


We are also warmly welcoming Nikki Long, our new Conference and Event Manager. She has worked on a number of events across our island state and will be working on the 2021 Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference. Her usual days are Tuesday to Thursday in the Hobart Office.

Our former Events Producer Kat Traill was snapped up by MONA FOMA(!) so if you had been in touch with Kat about the conference, Nikki will be picking up those conversations soon.




Landcare Tas Online Shop

Weed control dabbers

Our Cut and Paint weed dabbers are popular at the moment.  Landcare groups tackling weeds find these very useful! They come in a set of 3 for $13.50. 

Charity cards for Christmas

Get your cards for Christmas that support Landcare in Tasmania.  Beautifully illustrated Australian flora and fauna by David Hopkins - all proceeds of sales go to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund.  A set of 8 is $15.00. You will also find our cards at the Cloisters at St Davids combined charities annual Christmas sale in Hobart.


Worth reading more...

Understanding Glyphosate - a really well balanced article by Tim Low, published by the Invasive Species Council, explaining the many complexities around the world's most widely used weed-killer.



How to control blackberry - video by members Derwent Catchment Project



 Landcare in the news - Tramway Hill Landcare battle weeds at Davis Flat Reserve



Welcome to our new Member Groups

Community Landcare is continuing to grow! New member groups are a great demonstration of the generosity of the Tasmanian community to get involved in caring for our bush, land, coasts, rivers, and wildlife. They're contributing to our vision for all the land and coasts of Tassie to be cared for by the community. Join them if they are in your area!


Check out the latest new members: 

Ten Lives Cat Centre - Community Group

Impression Bay Community Development Association - Community Group


Other ways to get involved

You can show your support and contribute to the Community Landcare movement in so many ways.

Your voice is more valuable than you think:

Get on-ground:

Events Calendar

See below for a full listing of member events in the coming months. As many COVID-19 restrictions are now lifting, please check with the organiser whether these events are indeed running or whether they have been cancelled.


Thanks for reading!

The Landcare Tasmania Team

Rod Knight - CEO
Peter Stronach - Community Landcare Manager, Deputy CEO
Priscilla Richards - Landcare Services Manager
Rachel Larner - Finance and Administration Manager
Jenn Gason – Communications & Database Assistant
Jakob Sprickerhof – Project Officer
Nikki Long - Conference and Event Manager