Our ‘Arborists For Forests’ (AFF) Initiative provides an opportunity for arboriculture businesses to make a positive contribution to the local environment and their community, whilst improving their environmental sustainability through offsetting the removal of trees.
For every tree removed by our partnered arborist companies, a donation will be made to BCLN for a minimum of 2 indigenous plants to be planted in the Bass Coast (up to 10, depending on the size/age bracket of the tree removed). These indigenous plants will be grown by our nursery of volunteers and planted out by our Works Crew staff on public land, to ensure that they can be accessed and appreciated by everyone. Plantings will take place along creeks and rivers, on landslips to reduce erosion, in coastal areas and in other strategic biodiversity locations, including biolinks across our landscapes.
The initiative aims to provide peace of mind to both, the business and the client, by creating a more sustainable world for future generations.
Every dollar generated by the Works Crew and Nursery feed back into supporting the network as a non-profit organisation.
We are proud to share that Bass Coast Tree Care, South Gippsland Tree Care and Arborzone Total Tree Care are partners have joined the initiative, and they are highly motivated to get other companies on board.
For more information and to sign your company on to this fantastic initiative, please don't hesitate to contact us either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Jye directly on on 0407 529 706.
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In 2021, we planted 400 Swamp Scrub plants along the Woolamai Rail Trail to extend an important wildlife corridor. These plants were made up of Bass Coast Tree Care’s partnership for the 2019/20 financial year.
The Bass Coast Tree Care crew worked alongside our Works Crew to get the plants in the ground, and we are pleased to see a strong survival result a year later.
This year, we will plant 2,500 indigenous plants at a conservation wetland site on Phillip Island, thanks to contributions from our 3 partners for the 2020/21 financial year (Bass Coast Tree Care, South Gippsland Tree Care and ArborZone).
If you had any trees removed by our partnered arborist companies, you can check out the map of 2021 planting site to see where your trees have been planted!