When individuals get together to make a contribution – it can be huge. And here is the proof. Thirty individuals have kicked in to allow us to plant 600 trees.

Thank you to the following for purchasing 15 trees. Mereki Walker and Kathy Downie (both from AGL) plus another woman whom I met at AGL (she purchased 15 trees and I never got her name!), Walter Collins from the fabulous Healthy Homes on TEN, Lyn Ramsay, Paul Costin, Mairin Briody, Alison Currie (Adelaide based independent choreographer), Irene Apap (for friend Jenny Daly’s 70th birthday), Sarah Brennan, Russell Baker, Ebru (via Suzannah), Liam O’shannessy, Catherine Strauss, Tyson Thomas, Katherine McLaughlin, Daniel A, Elise Dunstan who runs PermAPlay for kids and collects money each time so we can plant trees, Mary McIntosh, Mohammed Uddin and Sandra Hawkins.

Thank you to the amazing sisters from St Bridigine for purchasing 125 trees. Thank you to Gordon McCrone for purchasing 40 trees to cover his flights for this year, to Cat Silver for 55 trees and to Janette Allison for 45 trees also. And finally, thank you to Geraldine Savage for purchasing 30 trees to cover 30 hours of flights this year.

All up 600 trees. A forest!



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Alexandra planting day.


The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has just completed another very successful year of tree planting throughout the Murrindindi Shire.

The trees (600) were planted across 2 sites by the Dhurringile Prison Landmate Team. With assistance from the Landmate Team, we planted on farms in Gobur and Alexandra. These trees will help revegetate the steep hill country and provide habitat for local wildlife including the rare Brown Treecreeper and Brush-tailed Phascogale.

We are very grateful for the support again from Fifteen Trees and of course, all their supporters, who were able to provide funds to purchase the trees for this project.

Chris Cobern |  Landcare Coordinator | Upper Goulburn Landcare Network


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Gobur tree planting.


Murrindindi holds a special place in our hearts, for it was there that Black Saturday fires ravaged the country-side 10 years ago. The Black Saturday fires started on 7 February 2009. Approximately 400 fires were recorded across Victoria, affecting 78 communities. A total of 173 people died in the fires, and 2,029 houses were lost.

A number of communities suffered extensive loss of life and property damage as a result of major fires, including Cobur and Alexandra. We are delighted to be helping out with their revegetation projects by purchasing trees for Chris Cobern and his Landmate teams to plant.

Thank you. Thank you.


Sláinte – Colleen


Colleen Filippa is the Director and Founder of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years of working with communities and their tree planting projects.