In recognition of National Tree Day 2021, the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife is proud to continue expanding its Bushfire Recovery Project towards one million trees in bushfire affected regions by 2025.
In partnership with global non-profit, One Tree Planted and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE, FNPW has provided grant funding to another two community nursery locations in Newcastle, NSW and Mt. Barker, SA to expand the capacity of the tree nurseries and propagate native plants for erosion prevention and the restoration of animal habitats. Seedlings will be established from indigenous tree species in each of the nursery locations and will be planted in national parks across Australia, as well as other public and private lands that have been affected by bushfires.
Our first four Bushfire Recovery Nurseries across NSW, ACT and SA have commenced planting season, which is a major step in supporting the recovery of critically impacted regions such as the Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage area and NSW North Coast, Mount Lofty to Kangaroo Island Connection, Wollemi National Park, the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and the South Coast to Gippsland Corridor. The funding will also provide essential resources such as fencing, nursery benches, hygiene and plumbing and potting structures.
For many of us in lockdown, we won’t be able to actively volunteer and plant trees this Saturday, 1 August. However, if you’d like to get involved in supporting the future of our Bushfire Recovery project, you can virtually “plant a tree” as part of our ‘Plant a Tree for Me’ initiative where $10 will plant and maintain one tree in a bushfire affected region.
Click here to Plant A Tree.