Dear Colleen,

Thank you for the opportunity to receive some trees (120) through your Fifteen Trees program. My wife and son helped to put the seedlings into the ground. We selected native trees from our local nursery (Codrington) to encourage the native animals onto our property. We planted Sugar Gums, Blackwoods  and Flowering Eucalyptus. 

Chris Alsop, Rillassante Uliveto, Koroit.

One small Blackwood.

One small Blackwood seedling.

Chris planted the trees in the western district of Victoria. They were a mixture of native trees and shrubs,  indigenous to the area. Codrington is a well known local nursery that specialises in the propagation of Australian plants.

Photo by Briggs.

Photo by Briggs.

Fifteen Trees has a number of people to thank for these trees.

Thank you Sonja Meyer. Sonja is traveling throughout Asia wanted to reduce the carbon footprint of her flights. We have planted one tree for every hour Sonja is ‘in the air’. All up 50 hours flying = 50 trees! Sonja Meyer is an eco-graphic designer with  sustainability at her core.

Thank you to Felix Junker from Fairlight NSW and  Sr Anne Hill (from St Brigid’s in Craigieburn) for your 15 trees each. Both Felix and Anne have been long time supporters of Fifteen Trees.

Niina and Richard wanted 3 trees planted for their nephew Eli (the Blackwood above is one of yours kiddo). Thanks Niina for finding Fifteen Trees.

And finally thank you to the fabulous Prof Charles Taliaferro from St Olaf College Minnesota. Charles is my international friend who has helped with another 30 trees.

That leaves 7 trees. Fifteen Trees have planted these 7 to cover the carbon footprint of the 7 Science teachers who attended my presentation at STAVCON this year (Science Teachers Association of Victoria Conference). My topic was ‘teaching about climate change’. Not a huge crowd drawn to my presentation, but quality is always better than quantity.

All up … 120 trees from a variety of wonderful people.  A huge thank you to all those mentioned above.

Slainte – Colleen