Turkey Hill, NSW

Increasing land productivity and taking climate action

Our planting at Turkey Hill shows how Greenfleet’s reforestation efforts can have co-benefits for landholders, the land and climate.

This particular revegetation project is made up of three shelter belts and three block plantings that surround the property. It's the perfect example of how Greenfleet and farmers can work together to improve land productivity while also taking critical climate action. The trees here are creating shelterbelts to protect grazing animals but they are also restoring parts of this mostly barren landscape via native reforestation.

Some of the other benefits of this project are improving water and soil quality and may eventually be able to increase the areas biodiversity.

As part of the project, fencing was erected in partnership with the South East Local Land Service of NSW. As you can see in this photo, the land was also ripped in preparation for planting which is a vital step in the process. It enables the retention of rainwater and allows for water to penetrate the soil to root depth. 

The trees were sourced and planted by Jayfields Nursery and some of the species include Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora), Red Box (Eucalyptus polyanthemos), Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) and River Bottlebrush (Callistemon paludosus). All trees planted were carefully selected as they're endemic to the area and will be vital in revegetating the landscape and increasing the lands productivity.

Over their lifetime, the trees planted here will capture more than 12,500 tonnes of CO2-e. Using the CSIRO’s FullCAM model, this is similar to capturing a year worth of emissions of about 2,900 average sized cars. 

You can directly support projects such as this and others that are taking direct climate action through native reforestation. Offset your emissions with Greenfleet.

 

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Location size

15ha based in Central Tablelands, NSW - 100km north of Canberra.

Planting dates

August 2019

Species

  1. Eucalyptus blakeyii
  2. Eucalyptus bridgesiana
  3. Eucalyptus goniocalyx
  4. Eucalyptus macroryncha
  5. Eucalyptus melliodora
  6. Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  7. Eucalyptus rossii
  8. Acacia dealbata
  9. Acacia doratoxylon
  10. Acacia implexa
  11. Acacia rubida
  12. Acacia verniciflua
  13. Bursaria spinosa
  14. Acacia buxifolia
  15. Acacia genistifolia
  16. Acacia paradoxa
  17. Callistemon paludosus
  18. Daviesia leptophylla
  19. Pultenaea spinosa
  20. Dodonea viscosa
  21. Hovea heterophylla
  22. Kunzea parvifolia