August 2020

Updates from the Field: Brookton, WA

6 August 2020

2020 has been our busiest planting season to date. At Brookton we have been undertaking two different types of planting designed by native plant Ecologist Dr. Geoff Woodall and undertaken by Dr. Peter Ritson of Farmwood, an expert in forestry and carbon measurement, and planting by a team from the Noongar Boodjar Rangers of Wheatbelt …

July 2020

Our Stunning Great Southern

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21 July 2020

The Stirling Ranges and the Great Southern are stunning at any time of the year. Planting season is in July, though, and so, wrapping up for the winter season, we headed down to Cranbrook to join Justin Jonson and Freya Spencer. Justin is a specialist in ecological restoration and it’s his organisation Threshold Environmental who …

Bencubbin Year 1 Monitoring

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24 July 2019

In July of 2018, Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund began to restore 25 hectares of previously cleared land to native Acacia and Sandalwood woodland in Bencubbin, Western Australia.

In July 2019 we conducted year 1 monitoring on the site to determine how the seedlings are surviving so far.

October 2018

A sustainable business for the wheatbelt

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22 October 2018

Our Bencubbin project is a bit of a prototype for us, it aims to offer farmers a further incentive to turn land over to carbon farming (creating a carbon sink by planting trees on their land), by adding native australian sandalwood to the planting mix.  Our planting partner for the Bencubbin project is Sandalwood Solutions …

Rising from the ashes

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4 October 2018

Fire risk is often a concern that is raised by our donors. It is a potential risk which we take measures to prevent, and, in our 17 year planting history, we have only incurred one major fire on our sites and the results where surprising. The 2017 monitoring reports show that the sites are once …

August 2018

Badgebup Project Bigger and Better

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20 August 2018

In 2017 we planted a further 80 hectares of the 404 hectare ‘Kwobrup Downs’ restoration site purchased in 2010, creating a bigger and better carbon sink. Situated at Badgebup, 45kms east of Katanning, the property sits within the lower drainage zone of the local catchment, and is subsequently subjected to both flooding and salinity. Large …

September 2017

The Cottonbush Conundrum

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18 September 2017

Planting the trees is only part of the story when establishing thriving bushland in previously degraded areas. Our 2014 Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Reforestation Project , a 38 hectare planting in the Banyowla Conservation Park in the Perth foothills. The land had been cleared for orchards and grazing – restoring it to bushland provided valuable habitat for …

July 2017

Biodiversity Works

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25 July 2017

The results of a baseline biodiversity survey highlights the potential to create a major wildlife corridor by planting a new habitat to reconnect remnant bush and nature reserves with multi-species carbon reforestation projects. We are excited to bring you ‘Biodiversity Works – The Hill View Story” The summary report of the results from our first …

June 2017

Guildford Meadows monitoring

13 June 2017

I recently visited the Guildford Meadows planting site, where 5000 trees were planted in August 2016 and another 3180 November 2016 to restore a 17 hectare site of the Whiteman Park Conservation Area, which was cleared for grazing during the 1930s and 1940s.   Sadly, flooding in February 2017 saw the Swan Valley region declared …

May 2017

Ravensthorpe Planting Project 5 years on

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16 May 2017

Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund’s 2010 planting project in Ravensthorpe has been one of our greatest success stories to date. The site started as 35 hectares of cleared farming land, but thanks to the (then) new owners Christine and Keith Rowe, it has now become a flourishing conservation site, in addition to the estimated 15450 tonnes of …