How We Plant
01) Location, Location.
Our planting sites are strategically selected in places with good rainfall, top soil quality and correct depth. Farming land is reclaimed, diverse tree corridors remain and no old growth forests are cleared.
02) Chip off the old block.
Seeds are collected from the tallest strongest trees in the forest to ensure the offspring of the strongest trees in the forest are planted.
03) You won’t get burnt or blown away.
Insurance is taken against fire and wind, so your investment in the future does not go up in smoke or get whisked away.
04) On site Tree Technicians.
The trees are professionally managed. It ensures smart planting practices, the health of the trees are regularly checked upon, particularly in their first years and that branches are trimmed when necessary to allow for sunlight exposure and maximum growth.
05) True Blue.
Blue gums (Eucalyptus trees) are planted not pine. The Australian native species naturally encourage animals back to what was farming land, and are more resistant to the Australian climate.
06) Our Forestors are certified.
Every tree planted by our forest managers is planted under guidelines set out by PEFC, FSC and ISO 14001.
07) Carbon off sets.
Scientifically not enough is known yet to be certain of how much carbon is stored in a mature Blue gum. You are contributing to a carbon sink, but there are no carbon credit offsets involved, just the knowledge that you are actively contributing to diminish the impact of climate change, not adding to it.
08) A Sustainable Approach
Take a practical approach to sustainability. Planting trees for carbon credits is great; however, it has the potential to just shift deforestation problems elsewhere. Deforestation commonly occurs due to the desire for resources, or desire for income or land to produce food. Carbon credit related plantations have to stay in the ground and not be touched for 99 years. Globally with an increasing demand for resources and economic growth, carbon credit based plantations have the potential to just shift supply of resources to other areas of the world and shift the deforestation that goes with it.
Our approach encourages the planting of native trees to be used for the common cultural need of paper. When matured (typically after 10-15 years) the trees are harvested for pulp and then paper, with proceeds to be reinvested into more trees. At the point of reinvestment we will assess what style of tree planting is most needed at that time, but the focus on sustainability will endure.