Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands (TREAT) was started in 1982 by botanist Joan Wright and rainforest ecologist Geoff Tracey, who recognised the need for a community-based tree planting organisation to revegetate degraded lands and create corridors for wildlife on the Tablelands. TREAT has wonderful working relationships with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service – Restoration Services – at the Lake Eacham Nursery, many landholders, other landcare and community groups.
Not only have Geoff and Joan started an exciting venture, but they have created a friendly community of folk who meet every Friday to work and chat at the QPWS nursery. Our work culminates during the 'wet season' when groups gather on Saturday mornings to plant trees on significant sites on the Tablelands, followed by a TREAT BBQ. This site will give you access to much more information about projects and resources the community on the Tablelands has to offer. And you can visit our Facebook page too – TREAT Atherton Tablelands.