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Snapshot of a forest!

Snapshot of a forest!

The Great Forest National Park (Victorian Central Highlands) ‘A great city like Melbourne needs a great National Park. The Great Forest National Park is a proposal to create a huge parkland to boost tourism and save the forests and wildlife’. GFNP/Facebook The Victorian Central Highlands extends northeast of Melbourne and takes in Kinglake National Park, […]

What’s so great about native plants?

What’s so great about native plants?

Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved. They are the ecological basis upon which life depends! Without native plants and the insects that co-evolved with them, local birds, reptiles and mammals cannot survive.     Here are 4 great reasons to plant the native species of plants in […]

The Ground Story.

The Ground Story.

Most of us love a tidy garden and when we get the chance, we tend to attack the leaf litter that has accumulated. We mow, stack, burn, mulch or remove it completely from the site.   We need to stop doing this!     We seriously need to get rid of this habit – raking […]

Committee For Ballarat is planting trees!

Committee For Ballarat is planting trees!

Ballarat social enterprise, Fifteen Trees is partnering with the members of Committee for Ballarat to continue the greening of Ballarat. Committee for Ballarat’s vision for a thriving and vibrant regional community, recognised for its liveability, sustainability, and inclusiveness. At its March 2021 Round Table Dinner, Committee for Ballarat members were reminded that Ballarat’s green centrepiece, […]

Earth Day

Earth Day tree planting

Help us plant 100 trees for Earth Day this year.     Click HERE to plant a tree ($5.50) This year’s trees will be planted by Brettacorp. Located in Queensland, Brettacorp is a registered not-for- profit community association building forests in the Cassowary Coast region of Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Habitat for endangered and threatened […]

It’s not just about the carbon!

It’s not just about the carbon!

Contrary to our name Fifteen Trees, did you know that we don’t only plant trees! We also plant shrubs, bushes, grasses, reeds, flowers and ground-covers. All manner of species, all native if not indigenous to the area in which they are planted.   So, why not just trees?   With a background in Environmental Science […]

Hugger or Leaner?

Hugger or Leaner?

A hugger or a leaner?     Do you literally wrap your arms around the trunk of tree and unashamedly rest your cheek on its bark? Or are you the more casual type? Sidling up to a tree and leaning nonchalantly against the trunk? Maybe then slowly slipping to the ground to sit?     […]

Tips on running a small footprint gathering!

Tips on running a small footprint gathering!

TIPS ON HOW TO RUN A SMALL FOOTPRINT GATHERING! There is no doubt about it, organising a gathering is no small feat! But some of us (including yours truly) love it!  So, how do we run a gathering that doesn’t (literally) cost the earth? The answer is … we plan! So, here’s 10 tips to […]