Trentham Carbon Forestry Project


This project has now closed.

Trentham Sustainability Group led a project to support regenerative forestry in Trentham. The Trentham Carbon Forestry Project looked to help participating landowners boost carbon sequestration and forest biodiversity while maintaining a sustainable source of timber for fire and construction. 

In the Hepburn Shire 58% of households use wood to heat their homes, using roughly 1870 TeraJoules of energy each year (2018 survey). As a proportion of our shires energy mix, firewood is a large component at 21.8% of our total stationary energy mix.

Funded by the Hepburn Energy Impact Fund, the Trentham Carbon Forestry Project was delivered in partnership with Wood4Good. This project sought to support the growth of local woodlots that practice regenerative forestry, which involves planting, protecting and selectively harvesting trees. Through this approach, land managers can enhance the overall health of the forest or woodlot, maintain soil carbon and improve biodiversity. 

The project worked with community members and sought to build resources to support land managers interested in this forestry approach.

For further information please contact Sebastian Klein via and to see more of Trentham Sustainability Group you can visit their Facebook here.