Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has helped plant over 30,000 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.


Pat Menzies from G. J. Gardner Homes Whittlesea is a generous supporter of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Pat purchased 180 trees for Chris Cobern and his Upper Goulburn Landcare Network. The trees were planted at the Stoney Creek Reserve.


Tree planting at Stoney Creek

Tree planting at Stoney Creek

Chris writes …

On a recent fine and sunny Sunday, the Kinglake Landcare Group hosted a very successful National Tree Day event at the Stony Creek Reserve and adjoining significant roadside area. Eighteen people attended and planted 180 plants including 40 of the rare Round-leaf Pomaderris. The planting was undertaken to improve the habitat for wildlife in an area of the reserve that was previously overrun with Blackberry and other weeds.

The Stony Creek Reserve is a small but important reserve. The dense and ferny understorey, many fallen hollow logs and large old trees provide ideal habitat for many native animals including the rare Brush-tailed Phascogale, Long-nosed Bandicoots and the native Bush Rat.

Thank you very much to Fifteen Trees and GJ Gardner Homes for their support.

Chris Cobern | Landcare Coordinator | Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

Stony Creek

Stony Creek

Massive thank you to those involved in the tree planting day and to Pat for the support with funding the trees.

Slàinte – Colleen