Earth’s climate is changing.
Kids need to know what is happening, why, and how it will affect them in the future.
Site A | Kel Shields Flora Reserve, Bacchus Marsh | 1,000 trees
This district is home to the Red-backed Kingfisher, Tawney Frogmouth and birds of prey such as the Nankeen Kestral, Brown Falcon and Wedge-tailed Eagle. When we plant trees we are also planting future homes for some of these tree dwelling birds.
Site B | Meredith | 1,443 trees
Bruce McMullen from Land for Wildlife, planted out some of your trees at Meredith, VIC with some help from his friends. Land for Wildlife is a government initiative that helps landholders nurture biodiversity and provide links between nature reserves, allowing for wildlife movement and genetic interchange. On his property, Bruce has koalas, echidnas, wrens, honey eaters, eagles and magpies to name a few.
The trees and shrubs planted were a mixture of gums, bottle brushes, black-woods, sweet bursaries, paperbacks and hakeas. Over time, they will develop into a self-sustaining ecosystem that will entice all the native birds, lizards, mammals and insects back onto the land.
Site C | Pakistan and Singapore | 186 trees
Ten children in rural Pakistan led by scientist Humera Iqbal drew trees, then pledged to plant and protect one tree each to help cool the Earth. After this pledge, they each carefully planted a tree suited to their local growing conditions.
Stay tuned for more tree planting photos from Singapore.
And if all this tree planting isn’t great enough, all drawings have become part of a giant (7m X 5m) banner that will be visiting iconic forests around the world. Forests in Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Amazon, Southeast Asia, the USA and Canada. Follow @marjettalp and @15.trees to see photos of your drawings as they travel the world.
This drawing competition has been organised by Marji Puotinen, a W.A research scientist with a passion for science communication. It is being supported by Colleen Filippa, founder and director of Fifteen Trees.
Writer – Colleen Filippa