Atmospheric Carbon has skyrocketed to 420 parts per million. Increased CO2 leads to higher global temperatures and extreme weather events.
If humans do not drastically reduce CO2 levels, we face increased flooding, wildfires and possibly an extinction event.
The only proven and efficient method of capturing carbon is tree planting.
Conversion of native forest to farmland is putting biodiversity
under extreme threat.
Indigenous flora and fauna are continuing to be severely depleted.
To restore native wildlife, we must plant native trees.
By planting exotic trees we can capture carbon at a rate 5x faster than native trees over the first 30 years.
Our chosen exotic, the Knobcone-Monterey Cross, has been recommended by the NZ Government.
Exotic trees have a life span of around 150 years, after which time they will be naturally replaced by native forest.
Our exotics do not spread their seed, and promote low to medium levels of biodiversity and soil control.
Native trees promote indigenous flora and fauna, such as birdlife, insects, ferns and flowering plants.
Natives trees are ordinarily slow-growing and difficult/expensive to establish. However, the exotic species acts as a nurse, and aids growth.
In 150-200 years, we expect our forests will convert to 100% native forest and bush, living for thousands of years.