Free Trees for Pardalotes

Eligible landowners in Tinderbox, Howden, Bruny Island and Oyster Cove will be given the chance to improve future habitats for the endangered forty-spotted pardalotes.

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the endangered forty-spotted pardalote was only found in a few locations in the state, most of which were in Kingborough.

“Forty-spotted pardalotes rely entirely on white gums as their food source,” Cr Wriedt said.

“In a new Council initiative, our Natural Areas and Biodiversity team have been growing white gums – Eucalyptus viminalis in Council’s nursery.

“These plants will be free for eligible landowners in known forty-spotted habitat areas in the hope that we will be able to future proof the populations.

If you are interested in creating foraging habitat for forty-spotted pardalotes on your property, and you live in Tinderbox, Howden, Bruny Island or Oyster Cove, please provide your contact details to Kingborough’s Natural Areas and Biodiversity team on 6211 8200 or email