20 Million Trees branch out across Western Australia

26/10/2015

The Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme is another step closer to achieving its target of 20 million trees by 2020 with funding of $1.69 million to plant 650,000 trees across the south west of Western Australia. 

Minister for the Environment Hon Greg Hunt said the 20 Million Trees Programme will work with Greening Australia to roll out two projects across 800 hectares to link and restore landscape in critically endangered areas of the Gondwana Link pathway. 

“Through the National Landcare Programme, these 20 Million Trees projects are supporting a precious part of the Western Australian landscape through practical and effective revegetation,” Minister Hunt said.

“It is fantastic to see this funding invested to enhance and connect the area’s natural assets while also contributing significantly toward on-ground targets for the 20 Million Trees programme.”

Federal Member for O’Connor said this is a great example of two projects working collaboratively in their area to encourage best practices and environmental outcomes for the landscape and the community.

“Over the coming months, Greening Australia will support farmers, plantation forestry companies and conservation groups across the two projects to carry out invaluable revegetation and restorative work along West Australia’s Gondwana Link,” Mr Wilson said.
 
The Australian Government has committed $50 million over four years to the 20 Million Trees Programme.

More information about the 20 Million Trees Programme is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees.

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