ResinBuddy have proudly partnered with Reforest Now so every month a portion of our sales go directly to plant trees in bushfire affected areas of Australia.
Reforest Now is an environmental NGO based in Byron Bay Australia
Our mission is to grow and plant trees that will reforest cleared land in subtropical Australia and stand for generations to come.
Our Vision is to see this region as Australia's largest expanse of subtropical rainforest once again.
We achieve this by:
- Growing over 150 species of native subtropical trees in our nursery
- Working with local landholders for sustainably managed and maintained reforestation projects
- Encouraging community involvement and participation through volunteering
- Incorporating ecology and rainforest genetics research into our practices
- Partnering with passionate donors who share our vision
Where we plant
THE BIG SCRUB RAINFOREST REGION - A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEM
The Big Scrub is the name of the remnant rainforest in the Bryon Shire region of northern NSW. Before agricultural clearing it was the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia; covering an area of approximately 7,500 hectares where an incredible array of species grew from rich volcanic soils of mount Wollumbin between Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore.
Tragically European settlers cleared almost 99% of this magnificent rainforest because the government required them to clear the forest before they could gain freehold title. By 1900 all that remained was less than 100 remnants of this now critically endangered rainforest with a combined area of less then 1000ha.
By the beginning of the 1990s most of the remnants were degrading under the impact of 140 environmental weeds. Governments were doing little or nothing to save the priceless remnants.
ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION
The Big Scrub may today be small, but it is home to a bountiful biodiversity, many species of which are incredibly rare and endangered.
Maximo (Reforest Now co-founder) has complied data and research to identify 128 endangered species of this rainforest.
To address this, we grow over 150 species in our nursery and prioritise endangered and critically endangered tree, shrub, and vine species.
REFORESTING CLEARED LAND
We work to restore cleared land in this region back into rainforest. Byron Shire relies on this rainforest for the rain, streams, creeks, and rivers and we hope to play a part in protecting it for generations to come.
We currently have 10 active planting sites that are key to supporting the entire rainforest. Planting on these sites will connect fragmented rainforest and build wildlife corridors.
Visit reforestnow.org.au to find out more