Wurneet Laang Laang, VIC

Greenfleet’s first property in Victoria

'Wurneet Laang Laang' is nestled in the hills of South Gippsland just 1.5 hours from Melbourne. In June 2016, Greenfleet planted 50,000 native seedlings on the 66-hectare site, with thousands more being planted in 2019 and 2020. 

Since the plantings, assessments by our forestry team have shown that the site is growing and establishing well with some of the trees planted in 2016 already up to eight metres tall. 

Our reforestation projects’ aim to replicate the extent and condition of native ecosystems. By supporting the return of native ecosystems, we endeavour to reinstate biodiversity and ecosystem services including water and air purification, carbon sequestration, and erosion control. At Wurneet Laang Laang, we strategically planted the native seedlings amongst the steep hills and landslip zones to achieve the best results. 

As of 2019, Stzrezlecki Koalas were found already living in the three year old trees on the property. The Greenfleet team were very excited to discover wildlife like this using the trees as habitat only a handful of years after the trees had been planted. This forest is also becoming excellent place for bird watching with the trees providing habitat for native birds such as the Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Grey Fantail.

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This Stzrezlecki Koala was snapped by Cara Sambell on a site visit in 2019.

Our team also found the trees are having immense benefits for the water on the property. As part of the Lang Lang River is located on the property, they can see that the water quality is improving and noticed that native frogs are calling the dams on the property home. There are also native reeds and ferns growing back. 

This is a Greenfleet owned property and we named it ‘Wurneet Laang Laang’ as this means stony creek or river in the Boon Wurrung language. The Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation are the traditional people and custodians of the lands from the Werribee River to Wilson Promontory in Victoria. The name is very fitting for the landscape and acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and its long history.

Greenfleet use the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM), developed by CSIRO, to measure the amount of carbon being captured by each site. The high rainfall and climate in Gippsland means that this forest will sequester thousands of tonnes of carbon. In fact, over its lifetime the forest at Wurneet Laang Laang will capture nearly 92,000 tonnes of CO2-e which is like removing more than 21,300 average cars from the road for a whole year!

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This drone photo was taken by our Contractor Manager, Philip Martin in December 2020.

Location size

66 ha in the hills of South Gippsland just 1.5 hours east from Melbourne

Planting dates

2016, 2019, 2020

Species

  1. Eucalyptus globulus
  2. Eucalyptus globulus spp bicostata
  3. Eucalyptus regnans
  4. Eucalyptus strzeleckii
  5. Eucalyptus viminalis
  6. Acacia dealbata
  7. Acacia melanoxylon
  8. Leptospermum lanigerium
  9. Melaleuca ericafolia
  10. Melaleuca squarrosa
  11. Ozothamnus ferrigneous
  12. Olearia argophylla
  13. Pomaderris aspera
  14. Prostanthera lasiathos
  15. Acacia verticillata
  16. Cassinia arculeata
  17. Goodenia ovata
  18. Kunzea ericoides
  19. Leptospermum continetale
  20. Olearia lirata
  21. Solanum avilculare