Volunteers of Greta Valley Landcare Group
Paddock trees – The lonely battlers of our landscape
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Environmental Volunteering category
Greta Valley Landcare Group volunteers set out to protect and enhance large old remnant paddock trees that harbour significant biodiversity, productivity and cultural benefits.
The team achieved the protection and enhancement of 46 remnant trees in the catchment, using fencing as well as planting over 1500 native shrubs and 300 new paddock trees across 20 different properties.
The project also delivered lasting agricultural productivity and biodiversity benefits, with the new trees providing important shade and shelter for stock and increasing local biodiversity.