For over 25 years, Greenfleet has been restoring legally protected native forests in Australia and New Zealand to deliver climate action on behalf of our supporters.
With 550 forests created, and over 10,300 hectares restored, the best way to see the impact of our work is by comparing our sites before and after they’ve received the ‘Greenfleet touch’.
Greenfleet plants forests on land that has been cleared, to help restore the ecosystems that previously existed. We source and plant locally native species and legally protect each of our forests.
We have been delivering climate action by restoring native, biodiverse forests for over 25 years. Since 1997, we have planted over 10.3 million native trees across 550 forests in Australia and New Zealand.
Our forests grow to remove carbon emissions on behalf of Greenfleet supporters. Still, more importantly, they also help conserve the unique biodiversity of the regions in which we work. We legally protect our forests for up to 100 years to ensure they have a sustained and long-term impact on the climate and environment.
Greenfleet aims to restore forests that would have existed before land clearing. At each of our revegetation projects, we select up to 50 locally native plant species. By planting a wide variety of locally native species, the additional flora can regenerate, and the local wildlife can return to use the trees as sources of food and habitat.
Wurneet Laang Laang | Boon Wurrung Country | South Gippsland, Victoria
Located in South Gippsland in Victoria, on land traditionally owned by the Boon Wurrung people, Greenfleet has been revegetating Wurneet Laang Laang since 2016.
More than 60,000 native trees have been planted here, including species such as Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminallis) and Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) are forming the forest canopy to provide critical habitat. These trees are also providing vital food sources for koalas.
The South Gippsland region is home to some of the strongest koala populations in Australia. Within only 5 years some of the trees at Wurneet Laang Laang have grown over 12 metres tall, and the area’s Strzelecki Koalas have returned to the site and are calling the Greenfleet trees home.
Battery Creek | Boon Wurrung Country | South Gippsland, Victoria
Between 1999 and 2009 we planted nearly 100,000 native trees here to establish a biodiverse forest. It is now a haven for native birds and wildlife, such as kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. The second photo was taken this year on a recent site visit and shows our impact over the last 20 years.
In 2013 an insect was also discovered living in the trees at Battery Creek. Officially named a Bog Gum Psyllid (Ctenarytaina bipartite), these tiny cicada-like insects are found only in this forest and feed on the juvenile leaves of Bog Gum (Eucalyptus kitsoniana).
Over its lifetime, this incredible forest will capture more than 23,000 tonnes of CO2-e and, as it is legally protected for 100 years, will continue growing and providing habitat for years to come.
Koala Crossing | Yuggera Country | South East Qld
In South East Queensland on Yuggera Country, our project at Koala Crossing is reconnecting habitat corridors for koalas and other wildlife. Adjoining properties make up a total of 652 hectares of Open Eucalypt Woodland and Rocky Escarpments. This area makes up prime koala habitat.
These properties form part of the Flinders Karawatha Corridor, the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South-East Queensland. After years of land clearing, this extensive project is restoring and protecting previously dominant ecosystems in the region.
Since 2019, Greenfleet has revegetated more than 90,000 native trees, and koala populations are increasing. The trees planted are legally protected and will continue to provide important habitat.