Our commitment to the environment

The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is committed to being a positive force for community, people and the environment.

It takes trees to make books, and we believe it is our responsibility to make sure that we replenish the trees and the environment. It’s why we use recycled and carbon-neutral products wherever we can, and it’s why we’ve partnered with One Tree Planted and pledged to plant one seedling for every book sold.

So, why not get yourself something nice while doing something to help our environment?

Questions about our One Tree Planted Program

Who are we partnered with?

The Chestnut Tree has partnered with One Tree Planted through its one-for-one program. We are committed to planting one tree for every book sold. To find out more about One Tree Planted visit their website at onetreeplanted.org.

What type of trees do we plant?

Our partners choose native trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees may include acacia, banksia, eucalyptus, melaleuca, and many other native species.

Where do we plant?

With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. These forests are unique and varied – ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees. Your purchase will help to plant millions of trees across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

When will my trees get planted?

Trees are usually planted in the rainy season (June, July and August).

How does it work?

Every month the Chestnut Tree bookshop tallies how many books we’ve sold and makes a donation to One Tree Planted. Once they’ve received our donation online, here’s what happens.

Image describing a linear process of donations, those donations being pooled, partners growing saplings, teams planting trees, those trees being monitored, and finally reports being generated on impact.
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Reducing our carbon footprint

Our commitment to sustinability doesnt stop with us – we make sure that all our suppliers and partners share our enthusiasm for protecting mother Earth.


Packaging – noissue.com.au

We use compostable and recyclebe amterials for all our packaging. We even opt for paper tape instad of plastic tape when wrappign yoru books in recycled craft paper. In wet weather, we protect your books by putting them into a compostable bag from noissue.com.au. We also get our eco-friendly stickers from them!

noissue.com.au also plant trees globally through their eco-alliance iniative.

Learn more here.


Who gives a crap

All our disposable single-use paper is delivered to us, plastic free, by Who Gives A Crap – the toiler paper that builds toilets.



Ever get tired of buying single use plastic bottles for yoru cleaning products? Well zeroco.com.au offers the best solution!

Their reusable and refillabel plastic bottles are made from plastics that they themselves have collected from the ocean! The copmany provides amazing refill pouches that get sent back to be reused and recycled.


Page header photo courtesy of Babette Landmesser on Unsplash

Diagram and videos courtesy of One Tree Planted

All prices are in AUD$ and inclusive of GST

Opening hours:

Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday - Monday 09:00 - 16:00



(+61) 03 9362 7571


542 Barkly St, West Footscray, VIC 3012

Chestnut Tree Bookshop Pty Ltd

ACN: 648 082 482)

Trustee for

The Chestnut Tree Trust

ABN 21 298 990 441

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The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is a proud member of the Australian Booksellers Association.

We acknowledge that the shop operates on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the traditional owners, their elders (past and present) and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

© The Chestnut Tree 2021