Forests grow with trees for tourism

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To date, Trees for Tourism has planted over 5700 trees.

Trees for Tourism is all about protecting and caring for Noosa’s unspoilt natural environment, one of the main reasons visitors are so drawn to this incredible region.

To date, Trees for Tourism has planted over 5700 trees responsible for over 700 tons of carbon sequestration!

This great initiative is funded by contributions from Tourism Noosa sponsored events, which have raised more than $45,000 since 2019.

Friday saw the biannual Trees for Tourism tree planting event planting an additional 500 trees along the Noosa Biosphere Trails near Tablelands Lookout in Cooran.

Volunteers who gave their time to plant trees included members of Noosa Council, NICA, Noosa Ultra Trail Team, Great Noosa Trail Walk Team, Noosa and District Landcare Group, Roving Restorers and team members from Ironman who officiate the Noosa Triathlon.

Ironman’s Leanna Ali, who has been a Trees for Tourism volunteer since the first tree planting event in 2019, said, “IRONMAN Group Oceania is excited to be a part of the Trees for Tourism planting initiative again this year.”

“We are in the privileged position of being able to live, work and play in this incredible place and we are committed to doing so in a sustainable and responsible manner.

“We look forward to being involved in this important program for many years to come.”

All trees planted are native to Noosa to provide shade for hikers, reduce erosion (deep-rooted plants holding the soil together) and improve habitat for native wildlife, including koalas.

This recent event was all about shade and erosion control. This has become increasingly important due to the heavy rains and ferocious weather the region has endured, with more expected this summer. This has been proven in the past when trees were planted along the Black Pinch Lookout and Twin Hills Lookout by Trees for Tourism in 2019, preventing the land from completely slipping away in recent flooding.

Trees for Tourism is an initiative that does important work for the Noosa region.

Each of these trees not only provides nice shade for locals and visitors hiking along the popular Noosa Trail Network, but at the same time preserves the pristine natural environment that we often take for granted.

If you would like to support Trees for Tourism, visit the Visitor Information Center at 61 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads and make a donation today. A donation of just $1 makes a difference.

A big thank you to our partnership with Noosa & District Landcare who do most of the hard work in preparing and caring for the trees.

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