Ecodynamics Nursery to help grow 500,000 trees for a Cooler, Greener West

We're helping to grow 500,000 trees for a Cooler, Greener West
Published
14 November 2021
Division
Nursery

We’re proud to be growing thousands of indigenous trees as part of the Victorian State Government’s 500,000 Trees for a Cooler, Greener West program.

The trees will be planted in growth areas across six council areas, providing more shade and green spaces, driving down pollution and improving air quality.

In addition to the benefits of shade and increased green canopy, the trees will also help reduce the urban heat island effect which leads to higher temperatures and lower air quality in those urban communities without enough vegetation, most keenly felt in Melbourne’s western suburbs. A study conducted in 2018 showed that Melbourne’s west had just 5.5 per cent canopy cover in urban areas compared to 25.9 per cent in the east.

As a social enterprise 50% of the profits from our Nursery are donated to community greening initiatives via Greening the West. Participating in this program will allow us to make an even bigger impact to the green tree canopy in Melbourne’s west.

You can read more about the program here

 

“These trees, together with our investment in suburban parks, will help Victoria tackle climate change and support our goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.” - Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio