Plant-a-Tree-Programme with Carbon Neutral
Carbon Neutral carries out large-scale revegetation of degraded farmlands. The Carbon Neutral Plant-a-Tree-Programme allows organisations and such as Bedtonic to actively support this vital work by funding the planting of mixed native species in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
Woodlands and forests play a crucial role in cleaning and cooling the air. Their many gifts to humanity include acting as natural water pumps to reduce dry land soil salinity. These green pockets reduce erosion from wind and water, recycle nutrients for agriculture and support habitats for wildlife. So far (Sept 2022) Carbon Neutral have planted 440,000 trees, restoring more than 300ha of cleared land.
The area along the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor was once vibrant with expansive woodlands of York gum and Salmon gum trees. But from the early 1900's europeans have cleared more than 97% of the vegetation so they could farm. Now, parts of the landscape are not suitable for traditional agriculture due to problem soils that are increasingly uneconomic to farm in a drying climate.
The Plant-a-Tree Program aims to restore landscapes and reproduce natural ecosystems across Australia. The Yarra Yarra Corridor is a 200km stretch of trees and other plant life, reconnecting coastal and drier inland habitats.
Carbon Neutral are Australia's largest biodiverse reforestation 'carbon sink' developer and mangers. Since 2008 they have established 13,000ha on mostly unproductive and degraded farmlands. Most of these plantings are for carbon credits under prestigious international Gold Standard certification.
Bedtonic have proudly partnered with Carbon Neutral since 2020.