Greening Australia and Alcoa of Australia have launched the One Million Trees Project. The initiative will involve the planting of more than one million trees south of Perth and in western Victoria.
The CEO of Greening Australia, Brendan Foran said the project will involve more than one thousand community members and land owners, capture thousands of tonnes of CO2 and restore degraded habitats. It will run for the next three years.
Alcoa of Australia Managing Director Alan Cransberg said, “Together through the one million trees partnership, we can achieve something of enormous value for future generations – the preservation and enhancement of unique environments like the Peel Biolink and Habitat 141."
Mr Foran said the two nationally significant landscapes that will be the focus of One Million Trees program are Peel Biolink and Habitat 141.
Peel Biolink in the South West region of Western Australia is identified as one of the world's 34 biodiversity hotspots, internationally recognised for the richness and diversity of the area's native flora and fauna.
The Peel Biolink will reconnect the Darling Scarp to the Ramsar Listed Peel Estuary system through the revegetation and restoration of key ecological assets and biodiversity corridors within the Peel Catchment area.
The Habitat 141 part of the One Million Trees program will aim to link national parks from the outback to the ocean. It is one of the largest environmental restoration projects ever undertaken in Victoria.