Donate and Sponsor a Tree

$50.00$300.00

We love trees at the Green Connect farm, and we are creating specialised Food Forests! Can you help?
The trees we plant will complement and support each other, whilst minimising pests, weeds and maintenance (as well as helping to feed our Green Connect community!)

When you sponsor the tree as well as donate, you provide an employment opportunity for a young person or former refugee.  Your tree will receive three visits over the year from an employee who will weed around the tree, fertilise, check the staking, and ensure the tree guard continues to do its job – activities which all ensure your tree gets the right start and thrives on our farm.

The donation of a tree is the perfect zero-waste gift for family, friends, colleagues, and teachers. Make sure to let us know who the gift is for you and we will send you a voucher card that you will be able to email or print as a gift. Green Connect has deductible gift recipient status, meaning all donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to be a part of this special project, offsetting your carbon footprint and contributing to soil health at the Green Connect farm, donate a tree or gift a tree to a friend. Your tree will be planted in our food forest and will help us to grow food that is good for people & the planet.

Donating for a friend?

We will email you a gift certificate

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Donate a Tree ($50) – Your donation will cover the cost of purchasing and planting a tree to be a part of our Food Forest at the Green Connect Farm.

Donate & Sponsor a Tree for a year  ($100) – You can donate and sponsor your own tree by covering the costs of buying and planting, as well as maintaining and watering your tree for a year.

Donate & Sponsor a Tree for 5 years ($300) – You can donate and sponsor your own tree by covering the costs of buying and planting, as well as maintaining and watering your tree for 5 years.

 

If you want to learn more about the benefits of edible forests or how to create one at home, click HERE!

What your sponsored tree will do

Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide

Trees are basically the lungs of our planet. They are our enormous planetary breathing system, pulling vast quantities of carbon dioxide from the air. Leaves perform the important role of controlling the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere by absorbing CO2 directly from the air and storing it in branches and trunks, before releasing oxygen back into the air.

However, CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere continue to rise and frankly, our 3 trillion trees can’t keep up with our emissions.

Click HERE for an amazing clip developed by NASA, to see this cycle in action across the planet!

Enhancing Soil Structure

Trees contribute greatly to soil stability by protecting it from the impact of rain and wind (using their foliage) and binding soil to the land by providing drainage and preventing soil compaction (through their root systems). If we have fewer trees providing these protective measures, our precious top soil is washed into rivers and waterways which can then become contaminated with pesticides. It takes decades to restore minerals and make land productive again.

Habitats for Threatened Species

The excessive tree clearing which we see particularly in NSW and QLD is significantly impacting the survival of a variety of species in Australia including koalas, quolls, possums, gliders, owls, honey eaters and frogs.

See a more comprehensive list of threatened species as a result of logging and deforestation HERE.

 

Australia is home to some of the oldest, most unique and magnificent trees on the planet. Our rain forests, woodlands, gum tree forests and grasslands support precious ecological functions and provide habitats for our wonderfully diverse local wildlife. However, Australia has one of the highest rates of tree clearing of any developed country in the world and with bush fires currently devastating communities, wildlife and our environment, we are going to need to do everything we can to help regenerate and restore our environment.

 

 

 

Additional information

Options

Donate a Tree ($50), Donate & Sponsor a Tree for a year ($100), Donate & Sponsor a Tree for 5 years ($300)

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