Harrison Funerals ‘strive to ensure that every family’s funeral experience is a positive one and through their care and service they are able to ease some of the grief and assist the healing process’. Since 2010, with the assistance of Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals plants one mature tree on the behalf of every family who use their specialised service.


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Recently, due to the generosity of this caring couple, 10 mature trees were planted at Phoenix College, Sebastopol. The trees went onto the school grounds and over time will provide shade to the playing children as well as habitat for native insects, birds and mammals. These 10 trees, now take Harrison’s total tree tally to 640! An amazing contribution to the environment of schools, parks and reserves across the Ballarat district.


Phoenix tree planting day.


Only sticks now … but wait a little while!


The students were very grateful to be able to plant fruit trees around our up and coming vegetable garden on the senior campus. Students had been learning about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, and the advantages of home grown food. We had been out to Avalon Nursery on an excursion and they had chosen their fruit trees themselves after learning which ones need two of the same kind for cross pollination.

We are looking forward to watching the trees flourish over the next few months/years, and are so thankful to Brian and Maree Harrison.

Katie McDonald and the VCAL students | Phoenix College


Once again, a huge thank you to Maree and Brian Harrison for supporting our beautiful Ballarat primary schools by purchasing trees for their school grounds.




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.