Clive and Penny Blazey founded The Diggers Club in 1978, a non-profit organisation promoting sustainable gardening. It is now Australia’s largest gardening club helping Australians grow food and plant the right trees.
Blazey recently released a book titled ‘We Speak for the Trees,’ a gardener’s guide to achievable solutions for the global climate change crisis.
“If we all plant 160 trees over 10 years – about 12 to 16 a year – we can solve the problem of climate change,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald.
In All The Dirt podcast, Blazey says the book is about getting people energised about doing something for the climate by connecting with nature.
The book details more than 100 trees suitable for growing in Australia with tips on where to grow them and how. It includes a guide to suitable trees for small gardens, trees to cool cities, provide habitat for birds and lock up atmospheric carbon. Blazey lists 13 native trees that are suitable for a warming climate and can survive months without rain:
Australian Red Cedar
Weeping lily pilly
Australian teak tree
Learn more about finding the right plants for your area.
Looking for ways to connect with nature?
Visit treeday.planetark.org to host a planting in your community or find a site near you to volunteer.
Schools Tree Day: Friday 29th July National Tree Day: Sunday 31st July
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