The Forktree Project


17 kW
of solar energy
27 kWh
of battery storage
Approx. 300
trees planted on ZEN’s Volunteering Day
Forktree is a pioneering environmental project that is bringing nature back to South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Forktree Project is a registered charity initiated by Tim Jarvis AM, an environmental scientist, author, filmmaker, adventurer, and public speaker taking practical steps on climate change.

Tim is restoring tens of thousands of native trees and shrubs on the property, bringing back native animals, insects, and birds, and sequestering tens of thousands of tonnes of carbon.

Australia has one of the greatest opportunities available in the world when it comes to revegetating unused land. The Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia is a perfect place to do this, given the richness of its natural habitat and proximity to a significant population centre.

Tim advocates to return 30% of the world’s agricultural land to its original state and the Forktree Project is an example of how this can be done.

Here’s how we’ve partnered with Tim to help deliver The Forktree Project.

  • Forktree Campaign: ZEN donated $300 from every residential solar or battery storage energy system sold during the campaign period to help fund a renewable energy solution built on the Forktree site;
  • ZEN donated a solar system and battery storage, with two already installed, enabling Tim to store 27kWh of reusable green energy for the project’s operations. They are now the heart of the project.
  • Recently, the Adelaide team got their hands dirty, experiencing what it feels like to be immersed in this project.

This is a significant step to leading communities into the zero-carbon world.

Forktree Project Founder
Tim Jarvis AM
“We really need to urgently address the issues of climate change and biodiversity loss and live in harmony with the planet. That means living within the boundaries of the planet.”