1. We collaborate – we work closely with landholders and partners, including rangers, native nurseries, tree planting contractors, other not-for-profit organisations, Traditional Owners, local community and government.
2. We choose the right place – we conduct a comprehensive assessment of each potential site to determine whether the land can support the growth of a biodiverse carbon forest.
3. We select the right species – we strive to plant a mix of native species that would have been present prior to land clearing. Our focus is on recreating multi-species ecosystems and we do not plant single species plantations.
Our team uses on-site evidence and state and national resources - such as the Australasian Virtual Herbarium, DELWP's Ecological Vegetation Class benchmark and other state and regional vegetation maps and classifications , to establish a list of native species that should be present on the site.
4. We're efficient – as a non-profit organisation, we are committed to delivering our program as cost-effectively as possible without compromising quality.
5. We maximise the co-benefits of our projects – in addition to delivering nature-based climate solutions, we strive to deliver additional social, environmental and economic benefits.
6. We have a long-term vision – because we care about our climate, our environment, our wildlife, our people and the future, we focus on the lasting success of our projects.