Todd McClelland and the team know the importance of team building and looking after our native environment, so when it came to planning a day out for staff it was a ‘no brainer’ to combine the 2 and organise a tree planting day for staff and family. The McClellands’ Big Day Out took place on Friday July 5th, and somehow in the middle of some truly wet and cold days, they scored a mild sunny day right in the middle of winter.


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McClellands Consulting Engineers provide soil testing, structural engineering, civil engineering and project consulting services throughout Central and Western Victoria.


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Out planting trees.



The McClellands team and Fifteen Trees travelled to Narmbool, Elaine (Vic) to carry out the planting. Over the course of a couple of hours we planted ~ 400 native grasses and trees. The area in which we planted was not far from the historic Narmbool homestead. In years to come, these native plants will provide habitat for the native birds, insects, reptiles, marsupials and mammals. A healthy self-sustaining ecosystem. Matt and Damon (alas not Matt Damon!) from Narmbool did a mighty job to prepare the site, organise the plants, lay out the gear and then show us how to properly plant a tree. The boys will maintain the planting site over the coming summer and in 18 month’s time will remove the protective sleeves.


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Todd and 3 sons (Anna and youngest son missing from shot).


Thank you to Todd for your generous contribution (McClellands also purchased 500 trees for Narmbool) to this important re-vegetation work. Thank you also to Breonie and Jess for contacting Fifteen Trees and for getting this day organised from their end.


The team from McClellands


You just know when a company cares for the planet and cares about being sustainable, they also must care about their team and their customers.


If you would like Fifteen Trees to organise a team building day with your company, contact Colleen at <> or on 0400 040 659.  In the meantime, you can find out more information here.


Narmbool 2019 – 3,000 / 1250 HS / 650 kings / 500 McCl / 300 EE / 300 BCS