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Tree Grants

BFF Partners, One Tree Planted and Flow Hive, have generously donated up to $100,000 for tree grants to support tree plantings on Bee Friendly Farming ® CERTIFIED farms. We are so appreciative of their support. To launch the tree grants they have supported the planting of 5,000 pollinator-friendly trees at Jigsaw Farms a 3,441ha mixed farming operation in Victoria that recently became BFF CERTIFIED. Various native species were planted in July aiming to enhance habitat for pollinators, and serve as a model for future Bee Friendly Farms. Three of us from Wheen Bee Foundation managed to travel to Hamilton in between lockdowns, pull on our wet weather gear and plant trees for a couple of days. The newly formed wetland didn’t take long to fill up after being planted.  I am told that only 12 plants were planted below the water line (probably mine! – too busy talking perhaps?)

Tree Grants valued between $500 to $10,000 are on offer. Grant applications must be received on or before 5pm AEST on Wed 15 September 2021.

To be eligible to apply for these tree grants, you must either be a Bee Friendly Farming ® CERTIFIED Farm or have your Bee Friendly Farming ® CERTIFIED application submitted and pending approval by the tree grant closing date.

Download application form checklist
Download application form questions
Apply for tree grants here
Apply to become BFF certified here

Jigsaw Farms wetlands already filling with water, 2 weeks later.

Rob Drummond and Fiona Chambers planting trees at Jigsaw Farms 12 July 2021
Planting trees at Jigsaw Farms 12 July 2021. Wheen Bee Foundation Director Jodie Goldsworthy (left) and Tom Simmons, a Marcus Oldham student from South Australia undertaking his second year industry placement at Jigsaw Farms.(right)
The tree plantation finished and named in Wheen Bee Foundation’s honour. (Gretchen would be pleased!)

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