In September 2020, global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Greening Australia officially launched a major project to plant 25 million trees across Australia – one of the largest-ever privately funded restoration projects in the country.
The project will cover approximately 20,000 hectares of land and create habitat for dozens of endangered species. Establishing 25 million trees will sequester approximately 4.25 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over a 25-year crediting period, equivalent to the emissions produced by 920,000 cars running for an entire year.
Trees will be planted in locations across Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, harnessing local knowledge and providing economic opportunities for Traditional Owners and rural communities through contracted works such as seed collection, planting and long-term stewardship.
Our partnership with AstraZeneca will create and preserve habitat for endangered species affected by the devastating 2019-20 bushfires, prioritising the planting of fauna habitat species such as:
Vital habitat will be created for dozens of additional endangered species such as the sandhill dunnart, malleefowl, honey possum and black-gloved wallaby.
The large-scale environmental project is part of AstraZeneca’s global initiative AZ Forest supported by One Tree Planted.