Partner with Greenfleet to revegetate your land
at no cost

Greenfleet enables landowners to use carbon offset funding to establish biodiverse native forests on their land.

With almost 20 years' experience, Greenfleet has the ecological know-how and expertise to deliver high quality carbon farming projects by replanting indigenous, multi-species forests. We are the native revegetation partner of choice for many farmers, councils, national parks agencies and private landowners, with over 400 unique revegetation projects around Australia and New Zealand in both urban and rural areas.

Talk to our Forestry team about your property and how we can revegetate your land at no cost to you.

>> Click here to read more about our biodiverse forests.

Qutoe from Toby Liston, one of Greenfleet's landholders

Benefits of partnering with Greenfleet

Diagram outlining the benefits of reforesting your land with Greenfleet's native forests

Greenfleet only plants biodiverse, native forests. From shelter belts and windbreaks to larger revegetation projects we plant an array of trees which are native to your local area and suited for your particular land.

So why are Greenfleet forests a good reforestation choice for your property?

Firstly, Greenfleet provides native revegetation solutions at no cost to you and we do it all, from site preparation to species selection and planting.

Secondly, our forests help to...

  • Improve the environmental value of your land
  • Increase productivity by providing shade, wind breaks and shelter for livestock
  • Enhance water quality, manage salinity and protect soils
  • Restore eroded and degraded land
  • Provide habitat for native wildlife
  • Protect Australia's unique biodiversity
  • Offset carbon emissions

Talk to our Forestry team about your property and how we can revegetate your land at no cost to you.

Greenfleet_Land and Planting Requirements

Photo of our planting site 'Avoca' in NSW prior to planting, 2012Is your land suitable?

  Clear, or mostly clear, of native vegetation
  Original vegetation cleared prior to 1990
  Annual rainfall of at least 400 mm
  Can protect the forest over time

If your project area meets the criteria and you're keen to see the benefits begin to take root on your land, Greenfleet will organise everything. We will...

  • source native seed and seedlings;
  • prepare the site and organise planting;
  • not own any part of the land or the vegetation;
  • claim the carbon absorbed by the growing forest.

Talk to our Forestry team about your property and how we can revegetate your land at no cost to you.

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The Planting Project

Photo of native seedlings ready to be planted on a Greenfleet siteHaving already planted more than 8.6 million native trees across more than 400 locations in Australia and New Zealand, Greenfleet are experts at selecting the species indigenous to each individual planting site and sourcing seed from that region.

  1. Greenfleet researches the site to discover the best possible mix of native trees to plant.
  2. Greenfleet then sources the seeds or saplings for the planting.
  3. The landholder is generally responsible for the preparation of the site including fencing, soil preparation and weed control. In some cases Greenfleet can provide some assistance with this stage.
  4. Greenfleet foresters and planting contractors will supply all planting equipment (unless otherwise agreed) and plant the site.




Carbon Agreements

Photo of a tree trunk measurement using a diameter tape © Catherine BaileyTo ensure that carbon is removed from the atmosphere long term, Greenfleet aims to establish an agreement with the landholder detailing a commitment to maintain the forest for a minimum of 100 years, with a preference for 'forever' plantings.

The agreement also specifies Greenfleet's and the landholder's rights to the carbon sequestered by the forests in their lifetime.

After an initial inspection of the property, foresters create maps and forest management plans, which are fed into the formal agreement. Once the landholder has agreed to the project, this agreement is then attached to the title of the relevant property.




Maintenance and monitoring

Photo of Greenfleet Forester Eoghan inspecting a planting siteGreenfleet works with the land manager to establish a suitable maintenance program for each site. We also conduct periodic site visits to monitor the survival of the plantings and assess the need for any replanting, to ensure our overall forest pool meets the carbon commitments for our supporters.

A standard monitoring program consists of:

  1. A survival check at around 6 months post-planting,
  2. An annual check for the next 5 years (establishment period),
  3. A site visit every fifth year thereafter.

The land manager is responsible for maintenance of the forest. Should any event occur that affect the planting the land manager is required to notify Greenfleet and a forester will visit the site to assess and determine any remedial action required.

Greenfleet maintains a database of all forests planted and, in conjunction with the landholder, takes responsibility for their ongoing survival. We need to track the survival, growth and carbon content of the forests for our supporters and government reporting requirements, and to evaluate their effectiveness in improving the local environment and carbon uptake. This data is not sold or traded.

Big results at Big Tree

In 2006, Wayne Hamblin worked with Greenfleet to plant a native forest of 10,000 trees over 16 hectares of his property 'Big Tree' in NSW to improve the biodiversity of the large sheep and cropping farm, create shelter belts to protect livestock and stabilise creeklines. Nine years later Wayne says the area is “just magic”.

We understood the value of planting trees on our property, but didn’t have the funds to do it ourselves at the time. We learnt about Greenfleet’s work, and together we planted trees to provide shelter and halt erosion,” Wayne explains.

The trees keep the ground cool and the dust at bay, I’m no longer losing lambs, the birdlife is back and my crops grow better because they are sheltered from hot winds,” he adds. “I see this as an investment in green infrastructure that will add long-term value to my land.

>> Read more about this project.

Environment or economy: it’s all one world

Three Bridges partnered with Greenfleet to reintroduce native trees to create a 30 metre windbreak around the entire property, provide shelter for the horses, and to remove carbon from the atmosphere at the same time. The project had environmental drivers but clear economic benefits.

Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ has increased our farm’s productivity – and ultimately our farm’s value,” says Toby Liston, owner of Three Bridges.

While trees make the best windbreaks from an aesthetic perspective, they also stack up financially, with the added benefit of leaving a legacy,” Liston explains. “The thoroughbreds raised at Three Bridges now have ample shelter around their paddocks from wind, rain and heat – which ultimately means we spend less money on food and have top-quality horses that are achieving some of the best sales results in the world.

Liston says the combination of Three Bridges’ farming practices and the natural shelter from the windbreak has reduced their annual feed bill by as much as 50%.

The project has also helped to combat soil erosion, improve the health of the Lodden River and build a green asset that will be around for generations.

>> Read more about this project.

From weeds to wilderness

Gunningbar had been ‘wall to wall’ Serrated Tussock for decades when landowners Mike and Judith Shepherd approached Greenfleet in 2006. The invasive weed was spreading to neighbouring properties and the threat of council fines loomed large. The Shepherds worked with Greenfleet to plant an 18 ha site with native species and today the forest has stopped the spread of the noxious weed to neighbouring properties – and the threat of legal action from council has disappeared.

Council is happy that we took action, and the new native forest has improved our property,” Judith says.

As our business depends on our land for tourism, the investment in trees has been a good one. The forest features a variety of species - not just a monoculture – which makes the area more appealing for our guests who come to bushwalk.

>> Read more about this project.

 

CONTACT Greenfleet

Photo of Greenfleet Forester Eoghan on the phone in amongst Greenfleet trees © Catherine BaileyGreenfleet is always seeking appropriate revegetation sites all over Australia and New Zealand. Contact our Forestry team to discuss the potential of your land for a Greenfleet revegetation project and arrange an on-site inspection of your property:

 

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