Planting trees for the future

Why are we planting trees?

There are many ways we can combat global climate change. Planting trees is but one such way.

Trees absorb CO2 and sunlight to produce O2 through Photosynthesis. The larger the tree, and the longer it can stay healthy, the more carbon it can sequester.

Driving a car for a year emits approximately the same amount of pollution that takes around 25 trees to absorb. If that appears insignificant, it is because we are not planting enough trees.

Trees also have many other benefits, such as:

  1. Reducing heat in our atmosphere through evaporative cooling and reducing the thermal energy that reaches us by sun.
  2. Cleaning the air we breathe by filtering chloro-fluro carbons, Sulphur dioxide and ozone.
  3. Trees that form woods and forests are a home to many different species of birds and animals. It provides food, protection and homes to animals as well as humans.
  4. Reducing erosion by binding soil together so it can protect the soil from impact of rain.
  5. Recharging ground water and sustaining steam flow.

Where are we planting trees?

The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor is in the southwest global biodiversity hotspot located in Western Australia. It aims to connect 12 nature reserves together to help combat climate change.

This is Australia’s largest revegetation project based on biodiversity and carbon capture.

Currently, it sequesters 1.2M tonnes of carbon in a locale where more than 90% of the forest is no longer there.

This was due to agricultural purposes.

All trees planted are native Australian trees such as York Gum and Salmon Gum. By planting native trees, it will bring back the ecosystem for native animals and birds, where a number of them were on the verge of extinction.

Certificate for planting 200 trees

Planting Trees for the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor

200 Trees planted is just the beginning.