Tree planting, Australia

Restoring the native forest of the Tootanellup reserve.

1,500 seedlings per hectare
25 hectares regenerated
Endangered species protected
Protecting native environments lands

Community & Location

This native restoration and tree planting initiative will take place , on a property situated in the Gondwana Link, between the Tootanellup Nature reserve and a Waters and Rivers Commission Reserve nature reserve in the southern region of Western Australia.

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'Gondwana Link is the most exciting thing that is happening in restoration in Australia, if not the world.’

Professor Richard Hobbs, University of Western Australia

This piece of land was purchased in 2020 by Greenskills and Carbon Positive Australia will commence in winter 2021.  WA experiences dry summers and wet winters, to ensure the native trees and shrubs get off to a good start they require the winter rains. 

The first step for any restoration program is to protect what natural habitat we already have. This is particularly important in south-western Australia, which is home to many rarely found plants and animals but has suffered from land clearing. of clearing. Even a lone tree in a paddock can be the home to an astounding plethora of insects, birds and lizards, and an essential stepping stone for wildlife on the move.

This conservation initiative at Tootanellup  is an exciting opportunity for the community to support the ecological restoration of a property in Gondwana Link. The Tootanellup  project aims to strengthen the connectivity between the neighbouring reserves including significant wetlands. Restoratoring this property  will strengthen the habitat linkages from Mt Roe to Poorerecup Lagoon and through to the Stirling Range National Park.

Some of the seedling varieties that will be planted include, acacia, bossiaea linophylla, callistachys lanceolata, eucalyptus, banksia, persoonia longifolia, and viminaria juncea.

Why we fund this project

At trace, we jump at the opportunity to support tree planting initiatives. Trees naturally sequester co2 to survive, making tree planting an excellent means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Planting trees keeps our air clean, enriches biodiversity and adds beauty to the landscape. And we love that it is close to home.

How does this project help?

The restoration of the Tooanellup property will strengthen links between the Tootanellup Nature Reserve and a water and rivers commission reserve which is inclusive of Boggy Lake. This lake is part of a group of three freshwater wetlands, bearing high conservation value. Restoring this property will also resolve a bottle neck constriction in this section of the Gondwana link.

Who else is behind this project?

We have partnered with Carbon Positive Australia (CPoz), a WA-based not for profit organisation, since 2001 they have been assisting the community to take action on climate change, they have been raising funds to plant trees and vegetation on degraded land, restoring the native habitats of Australia CPos will be planting this property owned by Greenskills Australia

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