PC_Logo_Primary_Tag_1_FA1Pana Barbounis, founder of Pana Chocolate,  has generously donated 9,600 trees to Fifteen Trees for distribution to community groups in Victoria and NSW. This Kinglake planting site is one of 6 areas to receive these trees. Other areas include University of Newcastle, Flowerdale, Ballina, Brisbane Ranges and Botany Bay National Park.

The one thousand trees were planted at 5 sites in the Kinglake District,  including a childcare centre (100 trees), a scout hall (100) and 3 Landcare member’s properties at Harper (500), Hubbard (250) and Spagnoli (50).

On the Spagnolo property.

On the Spagnolo property.

Hi Colleen,

Photo (below) is of our tree planting volunteers at the Kinglake Ranges Childcare Centre. We planted 100 trees funded by Pana Chocolate. Once established the trees will provide a well needed windbreak and nature play area for the children. Thank you very much Pana for the plants you were able to fund this year. It is very much appreciated.

Chris Cobern | Landcare Coordinator | Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

Chris gathered planting volunteers from NAB, the ANZ and the Victorian Mobile Landcare Team for this project. These groups periodically travel up to the Murrindindi Shire to work with local landcare with their re-vegetation efforts.

Robust group of tree planters.

Robust group of tree planters.

Pana Chocolate trees continue to be planted this season and there are more posts coming about his trees at Ballina (NSW) and Flowerdale (Vic). Thank you Pana for your amazing contribution to our native environment.

Slainte – Colleen