Ferrero presents hazelnut trees to Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Backrow: Greg Birth, Curator Manager, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Angelo Salido, Human Resources Manager Lithgow Plant, Ferrero Australia, Shannon Reavley, Agronomist Assistant, Agri Australis, and Derek Lath, Institutional Affairs Director, Ferrero Australia, and front: Ian Allan, Supervisor Woodland/Turf, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.
Backrow: Greg Birth, Curator Manager, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Angelo Salido, Human Resources Manager Lithgow Plant, Ferrero Australia, Shannon Reavley, Agronomist Assistant, Agri Australis, and Derek Lath, Institutional Affairs Director, Ferrero Australia, and front: Ian Allan, Supervisor Woodland/Turf, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens.

Ferrero Australia, which makes household favourites Nutella and Tic Tac at its factory in Lithgow, presented hazelnut trees to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mt Tomah on Friday, May 24.

The "Blue" Hazelnut Trees were gifted to the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, to symbolise one of the worlds largest confectionery company's commitments in NSW.

The occasion marked the continued celebration of the work in the town and the large-scale demonstration farm, Agri Australis, near Narrandera.

 Claudio Cavallini, General Manager, Agri Australis, seated alongside the gifted hazelnut tree.

Claudio Cavallini, General Manager, Agri Australis, seated alongside the gifted hazelnut tree.

The trees, received as a gift by The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, were donated at the company's Corporate Social Responsibility event, to celebrate Ferrero's sustainability initiatives in Australia and the launch of its ninth CSR Report.

"Ferrero has made a significant contribution to jobs and investment in NSW through its factory in Lithgow and Agri Australis in the Riverina," Ms Berejiklian

"It's pleasing to hear the trees are thriving and I look forward to the day when they are supplying hazelnuts to Ferrero's Lithgow factory."

One of the major achievements was the completion of planting almost one million hazelnut trees by Agri Australis, which represents an investment of over $70 million.

Ian Allan, Supervisor Woodland/Turf, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, planting the gifted hazelnut tree.

Ian Allan, Supervisor Woodland/Turf, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, planting the gifted hazelnut tree.

"Planting the Australian hazelnut trees in the Blue Mountains recognises Ferrero's strong presence in the community here, while also acknowledging Agri Australis' work in rural NSW," said Angelo Salido, representing the Ferrero factory at Lithgow.