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.
Pat Menzie from G. J. Gardner Homes Melbourne North is a generous supporter of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year Pat and his team purchased 300 trees for Chris Cobern and his hard-working band of volunteers at Flowerdale.
We planted 570 indigenous trees and tall shrubs at Webb Farm in Glenburn to help revegetate the property that was burnt out in the 2009 Black Saturday fires. Many of the trees on this property were killed by the fire and 10 years on, much of the natural vegetation still hadn’t recovered.
The revegetation areas will provide important habitat for the local wildlife. We greatly appreciate the 300 plants supplied to us G.J. Gardner Homes. We couldn’t complete this work without your kind contribution.
Chris Cobern | Landcare Coordinator | Upper Goulburn Landcare Network
Thank you Pat for enabling this project to go ahead by purchasing 300 native trees and shrubs for Chris and and the Flowerdale Landcare Group. Thank you also to Chris for finding a site and co-ordinating the planting.
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 protected]> or on 0400 040 659.