Spot the Difference

These stunning ‘spot the difference’ images were captured by satellite in 2007, before a 2009 Greenfleet tree planting and again in 2014, five years later

15 Jan 2015
 

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Pics: Before and after satellite imagery of Pioneer Dairy Wetland in Central Coast, NSW, revegetated by Greenfleet in 2009. Greenfleet is a not-for-profit environmental charity and Australia’s first and most trusted carbon offset provider. Visit www.greenfleet.com.au for more information.

Nearly 4,000 native trees were planted to re-build a biodiverse forest and help improve water quality in the vital wetlands which act as a storage and filter basin for urban stormwater, prior to its entry to Tuggerah Lake

In 2009, Greenfleet worked with Wyong Shire Council in Central Coast NSW to help revegetate a former dairy farm and transform it into the beautiful wetland reserve it is today.

Nearly 4,000 native trees were planted to re-build a biodiverse forest and help improve water quality in the vital wetlands which act as a storage and filter basin for urban stormwater, prior to its entry to Tuggerah Lake.

When Greenfleet last visited the site in December 2014, Greenfleet Forester Eoghan was very pleased with the growth of the forest.

“The site is showing outstanding growth rates and boasting high biodiversity values,” he said. “There is good diversity amongst the species planted and excellent wildlife presence within.”

Since 2005, AE Smith has planted more than 23,500 trees* in Australia with Greenfleet to offset over 6,000 tonnes of CO2-e generated by hundreds of AE Smith vehicles and 1 million kilometres of staff air travel.

* This number of trees is a reasonable estimate of the number of trees required to be initially planted to sequester the total quantity of carbon purchased and takes into account that not all trees initially planted will survive due to the natural survival rate of trees. Accordingly, trees that do not survive following initial plantation may not necessarily be replanted. Greenfleet’s commitment to recapture carbon on behalf of our supporters involves the management of native forests across all our planting sites. Greenfleet’s forest pool is forecast to meet its overall carbon commitments to supporters.