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1,000 trees, 1 perfect day and lots of climate action

1,000 trees, 1 perfect day and lots of climate action

2019 Victorian Business Supporters Planting Day

When we invited our Victorian business supporters to plant trees with us at the Lake Connewarre Reserve, we could not have asked for more perfect conditions. It rained in the days leading up to the event which meant the soil was perfect for planting and we had a beautiful sunny winters day for the event itself.

We were joined by some of our long term and newer supporters including Kings Group, Computershare, Man with a Van, Gourmet Pawprints, MMSG, Smartgroup, Telstra, Melbourne Private Tours and Northmost Studio. Every one of these organisations came to take serious climate action with us and they did not let us down. 

Greenfleet is revegetating Lake Connewarre in partnership with Parks Victoria. In total, 3,000 native trees will be planted in the reserve to increase the areas biodiversity, build habitat for native wildlife and absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Incredibly, our supporters were able to plant 1,000 of those trees all by themselves – an incredible feat!

With a variety of native tree species being planted including Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon), Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa) and Hedge Wattle (Acacia paradoxa), our supporters worked hard to build their very own biodiverse forest. We focussed on ensuring we used a variety of species in all areas planted so that as the forest grows, it replicates what would grow naturally in the area.

On the day we were lucky enough to also be joined by rangers from Parks Victoria who were able to teach us about the park itself. Many bird species call the park home including the Eastern Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva), Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulariaand the Redneck Stint (Calidris ruficollis).This last example is especially interesting as they migrate from the Northern Hemisphere to Lake Connewarre each year to breed. This highlights the importance of replicating the existing and native vegetation in the park, so that birds like this will still recognise it when they return.   

We can’t say thank you enough to everyone that helped on the day. We look forward watching these trees grow and continuing to take climate action together in the future! You can see more photos from the day below. 

To learn more about Greenfleet or to start taking climate action with us, you can go to or give our team a call on (03) 9642 0570.