Carbon Neutral is delighted to report on our fruitful 2019 winter planting program. Sixty-five tree and shrub species (mostly Acacia and Eucalypt) endemic to the area were planted across 339 hectares in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.

The planting was a combination of direct seeding by machine and 94,300 seedlings planted by hand. Good opening winter rains just prior to planting will give the seedlings the best possible start to life. We aim to establish 550,000 trees and shrubs from this project. The planting will be monitored in late spring and again next autumn.

These trees will not only provide habitat for threated species such as Malleefowl; they also help capture and store carbon from the atmosphere and help mitigate soil erosion.

These social, environmental and economic benefits from reforestation projects align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Here is a link to the exact location of the plantings in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor: