Love Phillip Island - Give Back this Summer
Island Bush Care project
Regenerate our Island as an Island Bush Carer
The Island Bush Care program provides an opportunity for you to have direct impact in revegetating Phillip Island. As an Island Bush Carer, the contribution you make goes towards purchase of trees and helps regenerate our Island.
In partnership with Phillip Island Landcare Group, indigenous trees will be purchased and planted on selected land.
Each plant is costed at $5, this includes an indigenous plant from Barb-Martin Bushbank, a rabbit guard and two stakes.
Frequently asked questions and the terms and conditions of the program are below.
A happy island bush carer planting at the Council's Gap Road site
To get involved sign up below:
1. Is this a carbon offset program?
No, you are helping regenerate the Island landscape. This program cannot be used as an emissions offset. To learn more about defining, calculating, and reducing your emissions, please refer to the Federal Government Standard Homepage | Climate Active. Certified credit types for carbon neutral claims are outlined in this standard
2- Where will my trees be planted?
We have many rural landholder members who are keen to revegetate and create wildlife corridors on their property. We also plant on public land however we need permission first from the landholder/manager.
3- Can I claim a tax deduction?
We can supply a tax invoice with GST.
4 - When will my trees be planted?
To give plants the best opportunity of survival we plant from May through to August, avoiding the need to water and allowing them to become established during the winter months.
5 - Is this a Government endorsed carbon credits program?
No, this is a voluntary program. If you wish to participate in a government-endorsed program consider using an Australian company such as Green Fleet or Carbon Neutral.
If you feel a connection to the local landscape stick with us, get your hands dirty and get plants in the ground on Phillip Island.
Island Bush Care Program
Terms and Conditions
The Love Phillip Island (Millowl) - Island Bush Care program administered by Phillip Island Landcare Group (PILG) delivers revegetation activities, including site selection and preparation, planting and monitoring.
Whilst every effort will be made by PILG to establish, nurture and monitor our native revegetation projects that are established to reduce your carbon emissions, we are unable to guarantee the permanency of such plantings.
Acts outside of the control of PILG, including natural disasters, sovereign risk, force majeure or property ownership changes may impact some areas of plantations.
PILG Love Phillip (Millowl) is not accredited by a governing body in Australia or internationally.
Limitation of Liability:
PILG are not responsible and cannot be held liable if:
Your reforestation plot is destroyed or does not survive after planting, including but not limited to causes such as natural thinning of planted trees and natural events (drought/fire/pests etc).
Your trees do not sequester the expected volume of carbon as per your initial calculation with the partners. PILG will take reasonable steps to manage projects and provide reasonable estimates of the amount of CO2 equivalent carbon that the trees we plant will sequester on average, but is not liable if this level of sequestration is not achieved.
PILG do not measure the actual level of carbon sequestration by the trees planted in a project, other than monitoring a project for ongoing maintenance and reporting purposes.
Any claims of carbon neutrality are made solely by the participant organisation in the scheme and are not endorsed by PILG.
PILG Love Phillip (Millowl) in which you are participating is not externally certified against an Australian or international standard.