1 order = 1 tree planted! 🌳 Because we love our Planet, and she's the only one we have. 🌏
Since the beginning of 2022, we have been proud to be a part of Carbon Neutral's Plant-a-Tree program, which helps restore Australian biodiverse habitat, and contributes to expanding a natural carbon sink.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen. They clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.
Additionally, forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, and are the source of key ingredients in one quarter of all medicines. They capture and slow down water in places that are at risk of floods. A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants. All the benefits of planting trees and reforesting are too numerous to list!
What species are planted, where and when?
Species planted are predominantly drought-tolerant Eucalypts and woody-stemmed Acacias that are endemic to the area.
Carbon Neutral plants over 60 species of trees and shrubs to encourage biodiversity.
Carbon Neutral's planting sites are located within the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor of Southwest Australia. Over 90% of the land was cleared for traditional farming in parts of the region during the 1900s.
Trees are planted after the first rains of winter – generally between June and August. This ensures adequate water availability to give the trees and shrubs a great start.
How are the trees protected?
Carbon Neutral's planting sites are legally protected by a 100 year Carbon Right and Carbon Covenant which is registered on the land title. This means the current landowner (and subsequent landowners if sites are sold) must not damage or remove trees for 100 years. This also complies with the Kyoto Protocol.
Unlike monocultures, biodiverse plantings are more resilient to fire. But Carbon Neutral also employ a number of fire protection strategies including geographic separation, firebreaks and control measures. Fire insurance is annually renewed and held for 3 years after which eucalyptus woodland’s natural adaptations survive though bushfire.
Source: Carbon Neutral