Oblong (UK) Ltd are a data processing business based in Southam, England. Established in 2006, they have 4 core products; Data Enhancement, Business List Sales, Data Analysis and Data Processing. And now they are branching into a new area – helping companies to become carbon neutral. This is where Fifteen Trees comes in!

 

Oblong UK have worked hard to calculate the carbon footprint of not only their own company but of their customers too. Keeping the process simple, the Oblong team now offer their customers the opportunity to run carbon neutral. As such, they have gone looking to find responsible suppliers from around the world, to plant trees on their behalf and lead them towards becoming carbon neutral. The Oblong Trees website was launched just last week and this dynamic group have already pledged 2,000 trees. Fifteen Trees is very proud to be the Australian tree planters for Oblong.

 

 

We are starting small with our first planting for Oblong with 50 trees!

In this case, the trees were planted on a frosty winter’s morning in the Murrindindi Shire of Victoria, Australia (37°25′37″S 145°8′11″E). This project is part of a broad biodiversity project to link native habitat from Mount Disappointment State Forest to King Parrot Creek. Observers have already noted long-nosed bandicoot activity around the creek and anticipate that the native vegetation corridor will allow the creatures to expand their habitat. With more safe room to move, the local fauna have a greater chance of surviving and thriving.

 

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Trees for Oblong

 

This project wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of local Landcare groups, the enthusiasm and experience of the landowners, the careful nurturing of the trees by local plant nurseries, the coordinating efforts of organisations like Fifteen Trees and the conscious decision to make changes for the better by companies such as Oblong UK.

A whole chain of intentions perfectly aligned to bring some balance back to our natural environment.

 

The hard working volunteers from the Mirrumbindi Region.

 

Thank you to Dan Whiteman and Oblong UK for finding Fifteen Trees and for giving us the opportunity to be part of your Oblong Trees network.

 

Sláinte – Colleen

 

Colleen Filippa is the Director and Founder of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years of working with communities and their tree planting projects.