How does Project Grow work?
We provide growers who have land suitable for planting eucalyptus trees with the assistance they need to overcome the entry barriers associated with tree farming. These include:
- The significant expense of purchasing seedlings and fertiliser and harvesting and transport.
- The long growing cycle before trees are ready for harvesting.
We do this in the following ways:
We supply growers with free seedlings grown by our own nurseries. This ensures that they only plant the best available quality genetic material that will deliver the best possible yield.
An interest-free loan
We arrange an interest-free loan that is sufficient to cover all farming input costs, including annual maintenance of the plantations until they are harvested (generally around 8 years). We also assist larger projects with obtaining grant funding for their projects. If applications are unsuccessful, we assist these projects with a loan at a subsidised interest rate.