Picture: Doug Gimsey.

Give the gift of a tree this Christmas all in the name of bushfire recovery

We’ve all got one. That family member, loved one, or mate who simply has everything and therefore making buying a Christmas gift like trying to find a piece of hay in a stack full of needles.

Well, worry no more, because the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) has just the thing.

That’s because the charity partner of Australian National Parks recently teamed up with international non-profit organisation One Tree Planted and French beauty brand L’Occitane to launch three bushfire recovery nurseries in NSW, ACT and SA in an effort to recover habitats for species critically affected by bushfire, including the Koala and Glossy Black Cockatoo.

Now, the FNPW is calling on Aussies to help by:

  • Giving the gift of a tree to family, friends and colleagues which will be planted in bushfire affected areas throughout the county.
  • Forego buying a traditional Christmas tree and instead, donate towards planting a family of trees to be grown in their Aussie “forever homes”. It might not be your lounge-room, but these trees will become your legacy and live for generations to come.

Even better, a $10 donation is all that’s needed to plant and maintain one tree, so if you’re feeling generous, a $500 donation, for example, could take care of the planting and maintenance of 50 trees.

How good is that?

So if you’re keen to give something back to our glorious natural habitat this Christmas head here to donate and for more information.

The FNPW is a non-government organisation that funds conservation projects such as the wildlife rescue and care program Wildlife Heroes and the free educational initiative Backyard Buddies.