Northern Midlands farmer Julian von Bibra has been working with Greening Australia and Officeworks to revegetate his property as part of the national Restoring Australia initiative.
Officeworks will plant two trees for every one used, based on the weight of paper-based products customers buy in back-to-school purchases during January.
The state’s focus is on the Tasmanian Island Ark region, which is home to many endangered species.
This partnership with landholders recreates more than 6000 hectares of new habitat by planting eucalypts, acacias and tea tree varieties.
Mr von Bibra said the program had positively impacted his property and the surrounding areas.
“The seedlings planted will help existing habitat but also create new habitats for small mammals such as the Eastern barred bandicoot, Eastern quoll and Eastern bettong,” he said.
“With my own children going back to school this year, it’s great to know it will have a direct impact in helping restore the native flora and fauna in Tasmania.”
Officeworks Southern regional manager David Hayes said the business sold around 8000 paper-based products.
Greening Australia has been working to build healthy and productive landscapes through initiatives like this, Tasmanian conservation director Sebastian Burgess said.
“We are delighted to be part of rebuilding the Tasmanian midlands through Restoring Australia,” Mr Burgess said.
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