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Emissions Offset Through Masser Water Tree Planting Project

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Hunter Water has almost completed planting more than 300,000 trees close to the Grahamstown and Chichester Dams. The project, which has taken 18 months to complete, is among the largest such endeavors ever undertaken in the Hunter region.

The trees have been planted to offset carbon emissions produced at the water recycling plants operated by Hunter Water. Spotted Gum, Broad Leaved Paperbark and White Stringybark are among the collection of exclusively native trees planted in the area. Overall, the land planted on extends for 160 hectares.

Additionally, a smaller number of trees have also been planted by Hunter Water at Irrawang Swamp, which is located between the Grahamstown Spillway and Raymond Terrace, to the west of the Pacific Highway.

All of the funds for the tree planting were provided as part of the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan, through the Water for the Future Initiative of the Australian Government.

Source:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-16/hunter-water-planting-trees-to-offset-emissions/4693418

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