20 Million Trees Project
Banrock Station has partnered with the Landcare Australia with a mission to plant 20 million trees by 2020.
Banrock Station has always taken pride in giving back to our environment. This year we are working with the Landcare Australia and the Australian Government to take part in a daring environmental mission to plant 20 million trees by 2020.
What is the 20 Million Trees Programme?
The 20 Million Trees Programme is an Australian Government initiative – part of the National Landcare Program – to plant 20 million native trees and understory across Australia to establish healthy, self-sustaining tree-based ecosystems. One of the most important factors of any Programme project is that it must improve habitat for native wildlife, including endangered or threatened species and threatened ecological communities.
The main goals are:
20 million trees – 20 million trees and associated understorey planted by 2020
Environmental conservation – support local environmental outcomes by improving the extent, connectivity and condition of native vegetation that supports native species
Community engagement – work cooperatively with the community
Carbon reduction – contribute to Australia reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
At Banrock Station, we are revegetating mallee and river red gum and black box communities to provide habitat and food for the vulnerable regent parrot, also in South Australia. We are also contributing to the enhancement of a Ramsar-listed wetland that is of international significance.
So far Banrock Station, with the help of local volunteers and schools, have planted over 10,000 trees on the Banrock Station Wetlands site.
To find out more about the project visit the Landcare Australia page