Director Natasha Ludowyk from Ludowyk Evaluation offers a full range of program evaluation and research services, including formative and summative evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and strategic advice and consultation. The organisation specialises in devising evaluative systems for programs with long term change agendas and notably have a … ‘mandate to the public good’.

It is this mandate that has lead Natasha to Fifteen Trees and to purchasing 210 trees for one of our community planting projects.




Natasha’s trees were planted at Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Cowes Phillip Island, VIC. They were part of a larger planting of 500 native trees and shrubs. These trees are a thank you gift to the following companies who have used the services of Ludowyk Evaluation this year. Fifteen trees were planted on the behalf of each of the following companies and organisations:

  • Wyndham City,
  • City of Ballarat,
  • Aspex Consulting,
  • Miles Morgan,
  • Brimbank City Council,
  • Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association,
  • Gordon TAFE,
  • Flinders University,
  • Youth Live4Life Inc,
  • Better Intelligence,
  • North West Melbourne Primary Health Network,
  • Future Tense,
  • Ludowyk Evaluation.

Plus, Natasha has planted 15 trees for family member Tristan Ludowyk. All up 210 trees for a little school on a little island in the Bass Strait.


The Phillip Island Landcare group has helped facilitate a planting activity at the Our Lady Star of the Sea School, in Cowes. Just over 50 people attended the planting day, helping to plant and protect 500 plants around the southern perimeter of the school grounds. These plants will contribute significantly to the environmental improvement of the area and connect to existing areas of vegetation. Having the school community to take part in this event helps the students feel ownership of their school landscape.

Thank you to supporters of Fifteen Trees and in particular Ludowyk Evaluation for your kind contribution.

Geoff Trease | Bass Coast Landcare Network



Tree planting day at Phillip Island.


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’ (


Thank you Natasha for finding Fifteen Trees (no mean feat) and for purchasing trees for one of our community planting projects. If you too would like to reduce the carbon footprint of your company, skip over to and we’ll get some trees planted on your behalf.


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.