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4 Pines x Landcare Australia – Tree Planting Initiative
Our 4 Pines 4 Project – Helping Regreen Australia With Landcare Australia & Cricket Australia
4 Pines have partnered with Landcare Australia to make this cricket season a green one! We will plant 4 trees for every 4 balls hit by the men’s national team across all three formats of the game.
At 4 Pines we have committed to planting native Australian trees, shrubs and groundcovers planted at Cape Jervis on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. We have done the maths, and we’d love to see the Australian Men’s Cricket team reach this target as it would be their best season on record, so they may not make it but we will enjoy watching them try!
Cape Jarvis, is just across the water from the iconic Kangaroo Island. Following the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires, the biodiversity on Kangaroo Island was impacted including significant loss of the habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo. This project will help re-establish lost forest for the Glossy Black Cockatoo as well as creating a variety of ecosystems that will attract other native plants and animals.
As well as all the great biodiversity outcomes this project will also be helping with the ongoing challenge of greenhouse gas levels in our atmosphere. Revegetation projects such as our 4 Pines 4 contribute to the removal of carbon dioxide, as the newly established trees, plants and groundcovers will use up carbon dioxide as they grow.
Landcare Australia is pretty clever when it comes to all things native planting and have assured us that the plants that will be going into this site will be a Eucalyptus Porosa Woodland mix, frequently also known as Mallee Box, and will consist of 25 – 30 plant species. This mix will mimic what was in the area before mass land clearing occurred.
Seed harvesting has begun and we cannot wait to get the plants into the ground during the spring of 2022! It is great to know that the Australian Cricket Team will be helping us tackle climate change just by hitting a 4 or purchasing a carton of specially marked 4 Pines beer!