The TreeProject Story: Planting 1 Million Trees
The idea for TreeProject developed when two friends, Maggie McLeod and Belinda Gross, were discussing the many ailments afflicting our environment. Whatever travesty against the environment came up in their discussions, one central solution kept coming up: planting trees.
Then and there, Maggie McLeod made a commitment to plant 1 million trees.
Through this pledge TreeProject was conceived. By early 1989, TreeProject officially became a community-based not for profit organisation launching its first public planting event at Yarra Bend Park.
“We knew we were on to something with identifying trees as a solution when over 700 people came and 5000 plants were in the ground before lunch time!” said Maggie.
“Within 15 years our goal of 1 million seedlings was met, thanks to the support and commitment of our volunteers.”
Since 1989 TreeProject has grown and planted over 2.5 million trees.
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