Community & Business

2 June, 2022

40 years of TREAT-ing the Tablelands

TO celebrate 40 years of rainforest revegetation, Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands is hosting a special open day this Saturday at their Lake Eacham Nursery.

40 years of TREAT-ing the Tablelands - feature photo

Running from 10am to 2pm, the day will consist of short speeches, a morning tea and talks with landholders on their own experiences with revegetation projects on the Tablelands. 

TREAT is a volunteer driven reforestation organisation based on the Atherton Tablelands that service the surrounding unique rainforest areas with reforestation and rainforest corridors. 

TREAT president Angela McCaffrey is inviting locals to come along on and celebrate this milestone. 

“TREAT was formed in 1982 with the aim of encouraging people to plant native rainforest trees to revegetate degraded land and create corridors for wildlife,” she said. 

“TREAT’s close working relationship with QPWS is unique in Australia. 

In 2020-21, TREAT potted up 48,000 seedlings at the QPWS nursery. 

“We have over 400 members and continue to welcome and support new tree planters.” 

Some of TREAT’s revegetation projects include revegetation of Donaghy’s Corridor where more than 18,000 trees were planted along Toohey Creek and the revegetation of a 5km wildlife corridor along Peterson Creek.


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