For more than 20 years Regen Australia has been creating forests by growing and planting local native plants in urban and rural areas. For many in our team it is the most satisfying part of our work; from collecting a seed, growing a plant, planting it, maintaining the plant and then observing that plant as it matures and becomes part of a larger ecological system.
This picture is one of our urban forest projects and is planted in a working landfill site on top of household rubbish. Growing plants on rubbish is called phytoremediation and is widely regarded as a cost-effective environmental restoration technology
Carbon capture is another extremely important function of forests and this recent articleconsiders the importance of healthy forests as we deal with a range of environmental challenges around the world.