Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 25,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year, the project will see over 8,500 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups.


Ashley and Sally Heard from G. J. Gardner Homes Ararat are generous supporters of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Ashley and Sally have purchased 270 trees for the Upper Hopkins Land Management Group.


National Tree Day

National Tree Day


Successful planting today at Tatyoon.  We planted 210 of the 270 trees today and the remaining 60 will be planted as soon as lines are sprayed out. Ararat Rural City staff were also on site helping Andy and his crew. Maroona PS students and staff did a great job with help from Cathy from G.J. Gardner Homes.  The planting was registered with Planet Ark as a National Schools Tree Planting Day.

Good work everyone. Una Allender | Upper Hopkins Land Management Group

Teacher and students from

Cathy from GJG Ararat and students from Maroona.

Thank you Una and your team for finding a site for our trees (270). And of course, a huge thank you to Sally and Ashley Heard for their on going support of their local community and their tree planting projects.

Slàinte – Colleen