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TreeProject Achievements and Testimonials

Landholders Love Treeproject Seedlings

“The success rate of our plantings are fantastic”

“We have had a long and successful involvement with Tree Project and love receiving the tube stock to be planted in our project areas. The success rate of our plantings are fantastic and I would, on a personal note, like to thank all of those involved in such a worthy endeavour.”

– Hayley Goodman, Deep Creek Landcare Group

“Everybody is stretched for time …Your work makes a real difference!“

“We ordered around 20,000 seedlings through the TreeProject in the last 5 years. There wouldn’t have been anywhere near that number of seedlings being planted, if it wasn’t for your organisation. Everybody is stretched for time, and people would not spend the money for the same number of trees to buy them commercially. So please pass on my thanks to all the volunteers involved. Your work makes a real difference!“

– Karoline Klein, Sedgwick North Harcourt Landcare Group

“A hearty round of applause to the TreeProject volunteer growers”

“We must give full credit and a hearty round of applause to the TreeProject volunteer growers. Without the marvellous effort by these dedicated people, we would have achieved a lot less.”

– Bruce Ballenger, landholder

“There must be a quantum leap in local micro fauna and bird life in the district”

“Our district had very little remnant vegetation left; it was only ever lightly timbered. The corridor went through 10 family properties and stretched about 8 km long. It connected at both ends with treed creek lines and road side vegetation. Tree Project provided many thousands of trees over the next 5–6 years and sometimes the growers themselves at planting. The tree planting day became an annual community event involving all the families and often volunteers from Melbourne. The over catered BBQ’s and frivolities were always the norm, however the weather could never be relied on!!"

"There was a very interesting spin off to the project. Many of the farmers began planting trees in earnest over their own properties, linking them with the corridor to create a web over their properties. One family who previously thought a Cyprus tree was the only tree to grow, got so involved, they began their own native nursery to supply the district! Now eighteen years on the Stoneleigh Corridor is well grown and stands out as a feature. One would expect that there must be a quantum leap in local micro fauna and bird life in the district as a result. The young children that helped plant those trees are now adults and in time can show their children what they achieved.“

– Ian Waller, landholder, National trust property Mooramong

“They are in excellent condition. Many thanks to the group for all your hard work”

“We got all the trees up from Melbourne …There were approx 70 boxes which nearly filled the truck and the back of my tray was full as well. Thanks also to all those who volunteered to help transport them. They are in excellent condition. Many thanks to the group for all your hard work, it is gratefully appreciated … Now to get them in the ground!”

– Graham Connell, landholder

“Very Happy Customer!”

We’ve been planting since 1983!! We are quite impressed with the trees - a happy customer. We Run mainly sheep – in the past we didn't have vegetation in the paddocks and a few of the sheep got cancers. There is a positive impact where the animals can get shade. I found that using tree guards is very labour intensive, and if you are running stock it's quicker to fence.
A happy farmer
"After completing a Whole Farm Planning course last year we became aware and interested in the benefits of sustainable land use practice. Our property in Tallarook already included an existing area of remnant vegetation, so we saw it as a priority to enhance and extend this area. We are looking for positive environmental outcomes as well as the extension of a wildlife corridor and provision of a shelter belt for stock in the future."

"We first heard of Tree Project through friends. From the outset they were very helpful with choosing species suitable to our area to allocating growers and coordinators and keeping in touch right up to planting day. A team of ANZ volunteers were organized to help us with the planting. They arrived at our property early on 13 June ’08 with more than 500 very healthy strong plants. These included yellow and grey box, acacias as well as under storey species. The team of 18 worked tirelessly using Hamilton Planters supplied with the Landcare Trailer and also protected the trees with guards and stakes, some on dry, uneven and quite steep ground."

"The BBQ lunch we provided at the end was the least we could do to thank them. We are thrilled with the result and now look forward to watching the trees grow and seeing the benefits in the coming months/years. We would like to thank the ANZ for their community minded support of Tree Project and for their great team of volunteers. We highly recommend Tree Project to others as it was a very positive experience for all involved. Thank you, Cindy and Barney Orchard."

"The association with Tree Project began in 1990 to 2010 when we first started the Stoneleigh Corridor. I floated the idea to neighbors about a corridor along our mutual boundaries. The district had very little remnant vegetation left; it was only ever lightly timbered. The corridor went through 10 family properties and stretched about 8 km long. It connected at both ends with treed creek lines and road side vegetation. Tree Project provided many thousands of trees over the next 10 years and sometimes the growers themselves at planting."

"The tree planting day became an annual community event involving all the families and often volunteers from Melbourne. The over catered BBQ’s and frivolity were always the norm, however the weather could never be relied on!! There was a very interesting spin off to the project. Many of the farmers began planting trees in earnest over their own properties, linking them with the corridor to create a web over their properties. One family who previously thought a Cyprus tree was the only tree to grow, got so involved, they began their own native nursery to supply the district!"

"Now eighteen years on the Stoneleigh Corridor is well grown and stands out as a feature. One would expect that there must be a quantum leap in local micro fauna and bird life in the district as a result. The young children that helped plant those trees are now adults and in time can show their children what they achieved."