Granted Constructions, is a Melbourne based company who are is passionate about providing clients with high-end builds. Owner Devin Granted, is a registered builder and certified Passive House Tradesperson.

What is a Passive House?  A Passive house (German: Passivhaus) is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. More information here from the Australian Passive House Association.

 

Already well onto a sustainable pathway with Granted Constructions, Devin contacted Fifteen Trees to see if we could partner up. And indeed we could! Devin has generously purchased 50 tree for one of our beloved planting groups – The Brisbane Ranges Landcare Group. I’ll let Robert Hall (President of BRLC) tell the story of where the trees were planted.

 

A small triangle of land in Staughton Vale is the Brisbane Ranges Landcare Group’s latest project.  With the 110 tubestock funded by supporters of Fifteen Trees, an unexpectedly gorgeous morning aided an enjoyable few hours planting by a small group of ten locals.  The primary purpose of the planting was to protect an ancient River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldusensis), one that is purported to be the largest in the City of Greater Geelong, from root compression by cars and trucks parking too close.  The photos illustrate the plants being located around the tree and in our triangle common.

This will be the first stage of planting with more to add next year.

Robert Hall | President | Brisbane Ranges Landcare Group Committee

 

Protecting the majestic River Red Gum.

 

Corporate social responsibility can take many forms but for us … tree planting hits a number of targets! Community groups benefit as they receive free trees for their projects. The environment benefits as trees mean habitat for the native insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. And companies benefit too. ‘Through CSR programs, companies can help society while promoting their own brands. Corporate social responsibility can boost morale and can help both employees and employers feel more connected with the world around them’ (www.investopedia.com). 

 

Thank you once again to Devin and his team at Granted Constructions. And thank you also to Robert and his band of merry volunteers who are working hard to look after our native environment and our trees of significance.

 

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 <filippa@15trees.com.au> or on 0400 040 659.