Urban Plant Growers is proud to work with Carbon Neutral to plant trees in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. So far we have planted 189 trees this year, with the number growing each time we receive an order!
About the program
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor plantings use native Australian trees and shrubs to join small patches of remnant vegetation. Besides the all-important role of sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, the trees and shrubs help to reduce salinity, water and soil erosion, and provide habitat for the endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, Malleefowl and other threatened flora and fauna.
Trees are planted in 1 of only 35 globally recognised biodiversity ‘hotspots’. ‘Hotspots’ cover just 2.3% of the land mass of the planet but support more than half the world’s most irreplaceable and threatened biodiversity.
More than 50 different species endemic to the area are planted and all the plantings are protected by a 100-year Carbon Rights and Carbon Covenant. This ensures they are not going to be cut down for a very long time. The trees purchased are part of the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
This reforestation project more than removes carbon from the atmosphere now and every day, it has positive social, environmental and economic benefits, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).