The package Give a Tree Australia is providing is an inclusive package that will provide:
Soon we hope to let you have a selection of projects you support
There is a very important difference between native and indigenous plant species. Well native means that the plant is native to anywhere in Australia. But indigenous means that it comes from a certain area, like the Grampians or even more specific such as one valley.
Why is this important? Just planting native species in an area, without checking if that plant is indigenous, is bad for the surrounding ecosystem. Native species can become weeds in areas where they aren’t originally from, and can take over habitats. This can alter the whole ecosystem by not being the plant that species like birds or small mammals feed off, they can change ground water levels by taking up too much water, and they can cross pollinate with the indigenous species, creating hybrids.
Not really if you are serious about true ecosystem conservation and habitation restoration, and the healing of the earth. Therefore, we are leaving this to the experts to choose the best indigenous native plants for the location.
Yes, the number of plants.
As the business progresses Give A Tree Australia wants to be able to give you a choice of project. Not that you must choose, but you can if you want.
Currently we are assessing several projects and will put them up on line once confirmed.
One current project that we are working with is the Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link. This project is covering a large area of the Western Port Bay Catchment Area which holds an environmental rating close to that of the Barrier Reef in Queensland. At this stage I will share the link to their Youtube channel which is still in early development stage.
This project is covering an area that is in the middle of massive urban expansion so acting now so both human habitats and nature’s habitats can cooperatively develop is vital.
FYI: Australia’s southern waters are unique. Ninety per cent of our marine plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth. The system of Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries has been established to represent the diversity of Victoria’s marine environment, its habitats and associated flora and fauna.