Biodiversity in Tasmania is being tackled 1000 trees at a time, with a group gathering on Saturday to plant their way to a better future.
Landcare Tasmania, Tas Ag Co and students who are members of the UTAS Landcare Society came together to plant trees that will not only benefit biodiversity, but have vast flow-on effects.
Landcare Tasmania project officer Dr Jakob Sprickerhof said he was working on two big projects, one in the Meander Valley and one in Coal River Valley, to plant trees.
"It's about increasing biodiversity, but also getting the benefit for the farms. We are planting windbreaks with native trees and shrubs. You'll get both productivity increase for the farm and you'll do something for the environment," he said.
Dr Sprickerhof said the planting would also help native animals to find food and shelter, and link people from the community to the farms near them.
"We have lost so much of our biodiversity already. I think it's crucial we start doing something against that trend," he said.
Members of the UTAS Landcare Society clearly felt the same as plenty turned up to do their part in increasing biodiversity.
Committee member Joy Pfleger said it was rewarding to physically make a difference rather than just thinking about it.
"It's really important that everyday people help," she said.
Treasurer of the society, Luke Cooper, was excited to see native vegetation return to some of the farming areas in the state.
"Hopefully with that, invertebrates and other species will come with it," he said.
Passion for reinstating biodiversity was in the air on the day, with farm owner and director of Tas Ag Co Sam Trethewey amazed with the turn out.
"We are really passionate about reinstating natural ecosystems and reintroducing some biodiversity into our landscape," he said.