$3 = One established tree
Our projects are selected because they represent locations that are ecologically significant and threatened by a number of different factors. We design our projects to have the most impactful affect within the greater landscape, linking isolated patches of habitat improving ecosystem health and supporting fauna and flora.
Planted: 2,005 / Goal: 4,000
Planted:1,399 / Goal: 1,400
Planted:5,539 / Goal: 27,000
Why we plant trees
Since colonial settlement, Australia has lost nearly half its forests. Most of what’s left has become highly fragmented and vulnerable. As this trend continues, the benefits we derive from our forests are vanishing. Trees serve as the perfect tool and foundation to restoring habitat in Australia. As they grow they provide valuable habitat to the surrounding species and before you know it you have a sustainable ecosystem capable of supporting itself and the native animals that call it home!
How we establish trees
For every $3 you donate to an aTree project, we will ensure a tree is planted there, established, and its forest legally protected forever. For best results, we plant during the Australian winter (June-August) and purchase the materials a few months in advance.
We establish our trees using a range of methods that suit the location, habitat type and condition of the landscape. In some cases this will be solely using seedlings making sure to replant any of the young trees that don’t make it. In most cases we implement a combined strategy of seed and seedlings. This ensures that we provide the best chances for the longterm establishment of your trees and forest.
In both cases we conduct regular monitoring to maintain that all the trees that you have purchased are surviving and thriving, doing their job as habitat restorers!