Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone, the relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups.
The partnership with Fifteen Trees, allows G.J. Gardner teams to go into the field for some team building activities as well as giving some support to the local community.
Mark and Karyn Pemmelaar from G. J. Gardner Homes Melbourne North West are generous supporters of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Mark and Karyn purchased 300 trees for Lyn Holdsworth and her Landcare group – Friends of Toolern Creek. The trees were planted on Monday August 12th by Friends of Toolern Creek, staff from the GJG Essendon office, staff from head-office in Tullamarine and both myself and Albert from Fifteen Trees.
As a result, all trees were planted on the day! Great effort.
Thank you to Mark and Karyn, not only for providing trees to Lyn and her team but for also taking some time out of the office to help plant. Thank you also to Lyn for finding such a great site for these trees and coordinating the tree planting day.
Sláinte – Colleen
Colleen Filippa is the Founder and Director of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years. To be part of the movement of companies looking to make a tangible contribution to our community groups and our native environment, contact Colleen at <email@example.com>.