This year, Pana Barbounis (Pana Chocolate) has generously partnered with help Fifteen Trees plant 9,600 trees across Victoria and NSW. This is in addition to 10,000 trees last year and 1,000 trees the year before. Pana is slowly growing himself a forest!

This time round, 1,500 trees were planted at the University of Newcastle by WetlandCare Australia.

University students joined in with the planting.

University students joined in with the planting.

Louise Duff (Regional Manager) writes … ‘Thank you for the opportunity to participate in a Pana Chocolate and Fifteen Trees project. WetlandCare Australia worked in partnership with University of Newcastle Landcare Group and Conservation Volunteers Australia to complete the planting. We held a Landcare planting day at the University of Newcastle on Thursday 17 September 2015. The activity was attended by 29 people’.

Uni of NSW students and landcare members.

University of Newcastle students and landcare members.

Other Pana Chocolate trees planted this year, were at Flowerdale (2,000), Brisbane Ranges (4,000) and Botany Bay (1,000). There are still more plantings to come at Ballina (100) and Kinglake (1,000).

Thank you Pana for your continued support of our native environment. Over 20,000 trees in 3 years! These trees would not have been planted if not for your big-hearted contribution.

Slainte (Irish for cheers) – Colleen