Sometimes all it takes to make quite a significant difference in the world is to read an email. Did you know that for every person who becomes a Fifteen Trees subscriber, we plant a tree? That’s right, simply sign up to receive our seasonal e-newsletters and a tree will be planted on your behalf. Plus, you’ll have an inbox full of interesting stories and articles, information on upcoming events, and an opportunity to enter our regular eco-competitions.

 

We currently have 350 subscribers. Our beautiful partners Angus & Celeste, ceramicist and designer duo extraordinaire, have generously purchased the subscriber trees this year. Angus & Celeste have been with us for some time. Their appreciation of the Australian landscape isn’t just evident in their designs – it’s woven right into the fabric of their business practices. The subscriber seedlings are already in the ground, sending their roots into the soil in the hills of Yea and stretching their tiny leaves to the sun.

 

Asha and Keir, the team behind Angus & Celeste.

 

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN) looks after a diverse geographical area centred north of Melbourne in Victoria. Their committed volunteers plant thousands of trees every year, with a focus on revegetation and weed control. As any good land carer can attest, part of effective weed control includes establishing strong indigenous flora corridors. This creates an environment that makes it harder for weeds to take hold, while also enabling native animals to flourish, water courses to stabilise, and biodiversity to increase.

This year, subscribers trees (350) were planted in the Upper Goulburn district on two UGLN member’s properties at Yea and Yellow/Diary Creek, VIC.

 

Looking west from Sichlou property.

 

Ian and Pat Sichlou have fenced off a large area to provide a wildlife corridor on their farm for wildlife moving from the creek area in the west to a large patch of native bushland in the east.

Unfortunately the Covid 19 restrictions prevented a corporate volunteer planting to help the Sichlou’s plant their trees. Despite the setback, the Sichlou’s battled on and have planted the trees with some assistance from members of their local landcare group.

Chris Cobern | President | Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

 

Landcare team at Yellow/Diary Creek, VIC.

 

Members of the Yellow/Dairy Creek Landcare Group recently did a great job of helping Jan and Michael to revegetate their Yea property. The revegetation site is a significant conservation area that the Coonans have fenced off from stock to protect this important remnant of grassy forest.

We very much appreciate the assistance we received.

Jan and Michael | Landcare Members | Yellow/Dairy Creek

 

We love our hard-working Landcare Australia partners, we love Angus & Celeste, and we love our subscribers. We’re also absolutely certain that the district of Yea, is loving those 350 new trees. We’d be thrilled if you joined us. Subscribe via our website.

 

Article by Sarah Hart

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven creative work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty, and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form.