We checked back in recently with the One Tree Planted project in WA that we are supporting, and are so excited to announce that we have hit our goal of planting 50,000 trees! This project is helping replenish native plant species that were decimated in the 2020 bushfires. To celebrate the progress the site was visited by Indigenous Elder Eugene Eades, a Noongar Elder from Nowanup, who alongside the Nowanup Rangers conducted a smoking ceremony to clear bad spirits and promote good health. Check out our socials for images of the event, and stay tuned as we will revealing our next initiative with One Tree Planted in 2022.
We have recently completed the planting of our first lot of trees in Western Australia, this being the first project we worked on in partnership with One Tree Planted. We are now on to our next project, which we are excited to announce is right on home soil in South Australia. We will contribute to the planting of tree seedlings in The Yankalilla Community Nursery in South Australia, a bushfire recovery nursery supporting Australia’s recovery from the Black Summer bushfires. This nursery was established to grow local native plants for coastal community projects and recover species. Thanks to this project, they will expand their nursery and grow an extra 25,000 seedlings for bushfire recovery projects. We are looking forward to joining the Volunteer program and getting our hands dirty at the Yankalilla Community Nursery with our team in the New Year. Stay tuned!
The planting of our first trees from our partnership with One Tree Planted is underway in Western Australia. The planting project in south-west Western Australia will be carried out June to August 2020 where a total of 51,241 trees will be planted across 9 sites. It’s a very special region, as an international biodiversity hot spot, and these plantings are focused on habitat restoration for native animals. The seedlings will be distributed between a wetland at Lake Toolibin which offers important habitat to a number of migratory birds yearly, and a further seven sites to create and improve habitat for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum, with the remaining being used to create a wildlife corridor. Unfortunately the Covid-19 restrictions meant that our team, volunteers and the community were unable to attend the planting, but fingers crossed we will be at the next one , which we can’t wait to update you on as it is focused on Bushfire Recovery. Since the new year bushfires - which destroyed 15 million acres of bush, decimating native wildlife habitats - it’s become an urgent priority, and we can’t wait to see these areas come to life. Stay tuned!