Help free a significant tree from olives today so our local wildlife still has a home tomorrow.
In 2017 John, a local long-term volunteer with the Friends of Black Hill & Morialta, noticed that a number of significant eucalyptus trees were stressed and dying in Black Hill Conservation park as olive trees surround them and compete for water and resources.
“The devastation these olives are causing through our blue gum and red gum forests is just heart breaking. Significant eucalypts are 100’s of years old and their hollows provide a home to many of our native animals. The gum trees become stressed and if the olives are not removed these old giants die leaving many animals homeless or without a food source. I have killed many an olive in my time but there are now just too many of them for volunteers to remove them all in time to save these trees.”
We are fundraising to be able to engage contractors to increase the number of trees we can save. It costs $100 to “free a tree” of olives around its base, $50 to clear 400m2 of the surrounding area of olives to remove the seed source and protect these trees long term. Our initial goal to raise $5000 was reached within one week of the campaign launch so we can save the most stressed trees right now, thank you so much! By popular request we have now increased our campaign limit to $10000 which will allow us to clear a further 2 hectares (or 5 World Cup sized football fields!) of olives completely. A donation of anything you can afford will help us make real change to secure the long term survival of these majestic trees.
PLEASE DONATE NOW AND HELP US FREE THE TREES FOREVER!
If you would like to learn more about the project please go to our website to read about the Free a Tree project. All donations are tax deductible.
The Friends of Black Hill & Morialta Inc are a not-for-profit charity run entirely by volunteers and registered with the ACNC.