We say “Give a Tree” that’s fine as a name; but in reality we will be planting indigenous plants which may be trees, bushes, shrubs, grasses, ground cover.. Whatever is appropriate at the time of that planting area’s regeneration needs. The bush is a community of plants and to regenerate our bush we need to plant the community of plants which will provide habitats for even our smallest indigenous animals/birds/butterflies that is relevant to the specific restoration area. That is working toward reestablishing the indigenous biodiversity of the area.
In the Australian bush, plant space is a competition, between plants, our endeavour will be to “regenerate our bush” will require that we remove non-indigenous plants: trees, bushes, grasses etc. Some of the larger plants may over-time have become habitats for native animals and birds etc, so these non-indigenous plants will need to be managed (protected/controlled to provide a continuing habitat until the native plantings grow sufficiently to safely remove the non-indigenous.)
Give A Tree Australia has been inspired by my Great Great Grand Aunt who lived to 105, once she reached her 65th Birthday she requested we buy her trees in Israel that were planted on her behalf as gifts. She must have had forests planted in her name!
Since spending many years in the corporate world and education area I have grown a passion for nature. Give A Tree Australia provides a platform for you to purchase a gift that will help regenerate our bush and heal the earth.
The proceeds from sales will not only provide support restoring the environment to provide healthy habitats for Australian animals, but will also go toward an education program in Australian Primary Schools called KANGA (Kids And Nature Growing Australia).
KANGA has the objective to enthuse and inspire children to learn more about their patch in the world, care for it and become the scientists we need to help the world recover. Recovery will ensure the balance of nature that enables humans a great place to live.
KANGA is an educational incursion program focusing on sustainability that is a project of Cardinia Catchment Landcare Inc. (CCLG) based in Victoria. The team consists of a number of highly qualified people including a Zoologist, Teacher, Australian Plant Landscaper and several other qualified environmental professionals.