Wurneet Laang Laang, VIC
‘Wurneet Laang Laang’ is nestled in the hills of South Gippsland just 1.5 hours from Melbourne. In June 2016, Greenfleet planted 50,000 native seedlings on the 66-hectare site, with thousands more being planted in 2019 and 2020.
Since the plantings, assessments by our forestry team have shown that the site is growing and establishing well with some of the trees planted in 2016 already up to eight metres tall.
Our reforestation projects’ aim to replicate the extent and condition of native ecosystems. By supporting the return of native ecosystems, we endeavour to reinstate biodiversity and ecosystem services including water and air purification, carbon sequestration, and erosion control. At Wurneet Laang Laang, we strategically planted the native seedlings amongst the steep hills and landslip zones to achieve the best results.
As of 2019, Stzrezlecki Koalas were found already living in the three year old trees on the property. The Greenfleet team were very excited to discover wildlife like this using the trees as habitat only a handful of years after the trees had been planted. This forest is also becoming excellent place for bird watching with the trees providing habitat for native birds such as the Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Grey Fantail.