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Before and after - Minjelha Dhagun, from barren land to flourishing forest
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Before and after - Minjelha Dhagun, from barren land to flourishing forest

It’s been 13 years since we planted our first tree at Minjelha Dhagun, a farm nestled at the foot of Mt Barney, Queensland, managed by a cooperative of eight indigenous clans from the Yugambeh language group.

Regarded as old farming country, 75.5ha of the 40 ha property were set aside for native revegetation. We worked collaboratively with the local community on the plant selection.

The obvious benefit of this project is capturing carbon emissions and assisting with climate change resilience. However, the project has provided additional social benefits to the community including a source of bush tucker and forest management experience.

Importantly, Greenfleet and the Yugambeh people included Forest Sheoak (Allocasuarina torulosa) in the planting to provide crucial habitat for the Glossy-Black Cockatoo, a species listed as endangered nationally.

Over time, locals have seen the transformation of the area from barren land to a biodiverse forest with birds, wallabies and koalas.

"It's always been the dream of the people who own this land to heal it, if you like, bring it back as much as possible to what it was before European settlement," said Scotty Hunter, manager of the property.

"Before we got the land there was only grass and hardly a tree on this place as it was a cattle grazing area. Now we have birds and wallabies again and you also see koalas," he added.

 

Before and after photos of Greenfleet's reforestation project near Mt Barney, Qld


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