Indigenous History Archives - Fremantle Timber Traders
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For every purchase over $250 we plant a tree

Our tree planting initiative is about establishing an easily recognisable link between the life-cycle of the tree into a customer's home. From the amount of C02 it once stored, and the need to replace our finite resources which support the lungs of our planet. 

To do so we have contracted Carbon Neutral to plant native trees on our and your behalf in WA for every sale over $250. Your tree has AUS Gold Standard Certification; fighting climate change by storing carbon, reducing salinity for farmers and promoting wildlife habitats with mixed vegetation plantings in the Australian Wheatbelt. To learn more about our affiliate check out https://carbonneutral.com.au/ for more info.

Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup

Our director Terry and late wife Margaret Miskimmin have been involved in planting and maintaining trees as part of a strong a volunteer community effort for over 30 years. As the Director of Timber Traders he has forged strong local connections within the area. For this reason he respected by locals, and subsequently given  the unique privilege to source some the worlds finest Marri wood.

The Golden Valley Tree Walk in Balingup, Western Australia is situated by the Bibbulmun Track passing close by. Golden Valley Tree Park is one of the largest Arboretums in the Southern hemisphere, well worth a look if you are in the area. While the soil can get a little boggy during the winter months, it make for a great visit on the edge of the Summer Months October-November & April-May. Website: http://www.goldenvalleytreepark.org.au/. Entry is free and camping is prohibited.

The Fall of an Ancient Giant

Earlier this year we were contacted by a farmer in East Balingup Western Australia, with a large Marri tree on his property which had fallen in the wind during a storm. Following extensive deforestation in the area during the late 19th century, only a hand-full of these giants remain and it's not uncommon for these tree's to be chopped into firewood by unknowing farmers

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