December 13, 2023

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D.T. Infrastructure. One native tree planted for every employee.

‘A huge thank you to DT Infrastructure for helping us create new habitat that supports endangered species in the Cassowary Coast region of Tropical North Queensland. With your help we are making homes and providing food for our native fauna’. Brettacorp Inc

TREES PLANTED

1100

DT Infrastructure are all about collaborative contracting, efficient engineering, and being leaders in best sustainability practice. These words pinpointed why it it is no surprise they have teamed up with Fifteen Trees to enable the planting of 1,100 trees.

 

– One native tree planted for every employee –

 

In essence, DT Infrastructure brings together unique synergies between global infrastructure and collaboration with world-known property organisation Gamuda, whilst mixing local expertise in transport and infrastructure projects across metro and regional Australia.

 

 

 

Tree planting in its best execution, encompasses a complex infrastructure of top story, mid-tier, and ground covers amongst the best vegetation chosen to create a climate-adaptive micro-climate. DT Infrastructure, being the engineer experts they are, demonstrate that a partnership with Fifteen Trees to enable the planting of 1,100 indigenous trees, encompasses all the proper ‘engineering’ of the bush scape for optimal survival.

 

At DT Infrastructure, we pride ourselves on our leading sustainability practices and efficient engineering on our projects, however we wanted to think bigger when it came to our social impact. Partnering with Fifteen Trees and supporting their tree planting projects is a great way for us to thank our people for their hard work over the course of this year with a gift that also helps to reduce our carbon footprint and contributes to Australian communities.

Adam Leary | General Manager, People, Capability & Communications | DT Infrastructure

 

Site A | 500 trees | Daintree, QLD

 

Located south of the Daintree River, a new project on Bells Road has begun thanks to the generous sponsorship of DT Infrastructure. The resulting new forest will be a paperbark-dominated emergent layer with a rainforest understory, comprising around 77 species of locally grown trees indigenous to the area. The planting footprint runs across four regional ecosystems, three of which are classified as endangered.

 

Tree planting day with Daintree Life.

 

Over time, the new forest will form an outreach corridor from existing mangroves. This planting will create valuable and much-needed habitat and food resource for a multitude of animals. Research on the Queensland Government WildNet species list, reveals that up to 13 species (endangered, vulnerable and near-threatened) are currently present in the area, including Australian Lacelid frogs, Macleay’s Fig-parrots, White-throated Needletails and Spectacled flying-foxes.

 

All trees are sourced from Cow Bay Nursery. An indigenous plant nursery in the Daintree Rainforest.

 

This project is being managed by Daintree Life, a small conservation group situated in the Daintree Forest of far north Queensland. This group have been planting trees in the Daintree since 2018. They firmly believe in restoring and expanding natural habitat for wildlife. Founders, Connie and Mike Pinson, work closely with Queensland Parks and Wildlife, removing introduced species of grasses and weeds in the National Park, to restore food resources and ecological function. Funding from D.T. Infrastructure has enabled them to continue with their revegetation work.

 

Site B | 600 trees | Cassowary Coast, QLD

 

The 600 trees sponsored by D.T. Infrastructure were planted along Thistle Road, Maadi, QLD (Djiru Country) by local community group Brettacorp Inc. Over 35 difference native species of trees and shrubs were planted, including; Bleeding Heart, Alexander Palm, Blue Quandong, Queensland Maple, Blue Ginger, Dianella, Black Bean, Cordyline, Flame Tree, Figs, Glochidon, Ulysses Butterfly Tree, Umbrella Tree and Acacias.

 

Brett and his team from Brettacorp.

 

Over time, these trees will provide a food source for endangered species, especially the Southern Cassowary. The trees will also improve the waterways dramatically and lead to longer water retention across the seasons as well as providing homes for frogs and other small aquatic insects. This reforestation project will extend and connect native remnant forest and fully rejuvenate the site with native flora.

 

The planting site.

 

Some of the native animals that will benefit from this project include; Southern Cassowary, Broad-shouldered Dove, Emerald Dove, Imperial Pigeon, Bee Eaters, Currajongs, Sun Birds, Scrub Fowls, Eagles, Kites, Hawks, Bats, Green Frog species, and native mice and small marsupials. This area is also home to the Ulysses Butterfly, and the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly. This area is an absolute paradise.

 

A huge thank you to sponsors of Fifteen Trees and in particular DT Infrastructure for helping us create new habitat that supports endangered species in the Cassowary Coast region of Tropical North Queensland. With your help we are making homes and providing food for our native fauna. Thank you.

Brett Krause | Founder | Brettacorp Inc

 

Big thanks to Anne-Marie for contacting us here at Fifteen Trees and on a special end note: we especially love their vision (as stated on their website) ‘More than just words on a page, our values form the foundation of our ways of working and ensure our people remain at the heart of the business.’

 

If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects (as an individual or company)  please contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or phone on 03 5384 5851.

 

Writer – Lou Ridsdale

Lou a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Lou founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic

Faraway Tree as a child. You can find Lou here.

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