G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has helped us plant well over 34,000 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.

The partnership with Fifteen Trees allows GJG teams to go into the field for some team building activities as well as help support the local community through their corporate social responsibility policies.


Mark Pemmelaar from G. J. Gardner Homes Melbourne NW  is a generous supporter of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Mark purchased 255 trees for Lynette Holdsworth and her Friends of Toolern Creek group.



tree planting


We planted the gum trees at various sites along the Toolern Creek. Some at Darlingsford, and others on Allan Mance’s property and some near Fraser Street Melton South and finally some down alongside Big Red. Students from Catholic regional Collage helped us on the day. They were a terrific group of young people. All smiles!

Lynette  Holdsworth OAM | President Coordinator | Friends of Toolern Creek


What a great photo! Thank you to Lynette for organising the site and the people power, and thank you to Mark Pemmelaar for purchasing the trees for this fabulous tree planting group.

Slàinte – Colleen