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10 10, 2018

If Plants Respond to Emotions!

By |2018-10-10T18:35:38+00:00October 10th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone, the relationship between GJG and Fifteen Trees, will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. [...]

5 10, 2018

Renovators Paradise kicks in for 99 trees.

By |2018-10-05T10:35:51+00:00October 5th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Simon Hughes from Hughes Renovators Paradise is unique in that he specializes in the sale of RECLAIMED building materials. This company encourages recycling and UP-CYCLING. Already very eco-friendly, Simon also supports tree planting through Fifteen Trees. Every year, I usually plant 90 trees for Renovators Paradise. This year, Simon has 'upped the ante' and gone for 99 trees! Simon’s trees have gone to Stephen Joblin and the Flowerdale Landcare Group as part [...]

4 10, 2018

Roadside reserves … more important than one would think!

By |2018-10-04T17:03:28+00:00October 4th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone, the relationship between GJG and Fifteen Trees, will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. [...]

2 10, 2018

Trees for Bok Bok B’Gerk

By |2018-10-02T15:10:46+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for Bok Bok B’Gerk

Bok Bok B'Gerk is the brainchild of Michelle Boehm an extremely talented women with an eye for humour and colour. Michelle designs and constructs the most adorable brooches and earrings. During July, Michelle ran a promotion where she would purchase one tree for every brooch sold. After only a couple of days, Michelle had the funds to purchase 30 trees for our local community. The trees went to a Ballarat [...]

26 09, 2018

One hundred trees for Newstead PS.

By |2018-09-26T20:30:22+00:00September 26th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on One hundred trees for Newstead PS.

Since 2012, Peter Thompson from Thompson Family Funeral Directors (Castlemaine) has been working with Fifteen Trees to improve the native environment of the Central Highlands district of Victoria. The funeral home annually purchases one tree for every service conducted. This year, Peter’s trees (100) were planted at Newstead Primary School, by delighted students, teachers and parents.   Cheeky students from Newstead PS planting trees.   Dear Colleen and Peter, The trees [...]

25 09, 2018

Walkin’ the talk at Viatek.

By |2018-09-26T09:41:35+00:00September 25th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Walkin’ the talk at Viatek.

The Viatek Group is a services-based organisation, offering tailored business solutions in print, telephony and all aspects of IT. Viatek practice and promote sustainability by recycling, conserving energy, preventing pollution, minimising waste and through supporting tree planting in Victoria. General Manager Peter Bull has been a supporter of Fifteen Trees since 2014. This year he has generously added to his tree portfolio with another 330 trees for us to plant on [...]

24 09, 2018

GJG are outstanding in the field!

By |2018-09-25T15:16:35+00:00September 24th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on GJG are outstanding in the field!

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Rob McMaster and Wayne Jones, [...]

21 09, 2018

Support in Action

By |2018-09-21T11:41:52+00:00September 21st, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Support in Action

Ballarat Car Sales is the brainchild of businesswoman Rebecca Lewis. Rebecca wanted to create an independent car sales business that breaks the stereotype so often associated with second hand cars. When Rebecca started the business she made a promise that she 'will only sell cars that (she) would sell to (her) own family'. What a great business model. And one that is keeping her business thriving and growing.   Alfredton [...]

18 09, 2018

Green Action from Kings Cars.

By |2018-10-17T18:52:20+00:00September 18th, 2018|King's Cars, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Green Action from Kings Cars.

Peter King from King’s Cars Ballarat has been a generous supporter of Fifteen Trees for 8 years. During that time he has helped community groups in the Ballarat district plant over 7,500 trees.     Fifteen Trees plants 15 trees for every Mitsubishis ASX sold at the dealership. Corporate social responsibility at its best. Last month, 500 of Peter’s trees were planted by the Napoleons/Enfield Landcare Group at Franklin's Bridge Reserve and [...]

13 09, 2018

From Fifteen Trees with Love.

By |2018-09-13T15:54:47+00:00September 13th, 2018|Blog, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on From Fifteen Trees with Love.

Every year, Fifteen Trees acknowledges our supporters by organising the planting of one tree on the behalf of every Fifteen Trees subscriber. At last count, we have 210 lovely peeps who subscribe to our E-News (which comes out 4 times/year). So, out we went and we purchased 210 trees for Chris Cobern and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network. This is truly beautiful countryside. Nestled in the hills and valleys of [...]

13 09, 2018

Do Good Locally

By |2018-09-13T15:19:48+00:00September 13th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Do Good Locally

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Garry Cox and Gill [...]

6 09, 2018

Trees for nature (and us).

By |2018-09-06T13:56:29+00:00September 6th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for nature (and us).

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Josh Tyrrell from G. J. Gardner [...]

5 09, 2018

Hattie and the Wolf go (even more) eco!

By |2018-09-05T16:10:15+00:00September 5th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Hattie and the Wolf go (even more) eco!

  Hattie and the Wolf is absolutely the shop I would run if I knew how to run a shop!   The company was founded by Andrea Hurley and is located in a fabulous old building on Skipton St, Ballarat. The clothes, jewellery, shoes, scarves, prints and cards that Andrea sources (and makes), are just beautiful. Andrea even runs tours (vintage treasures) and workshops (macrame and body positive). Andrea is [...]

18 08, 2018

Trees for Mt Pleasant Primary School

By |2018-08-18T11:50:46+00:00August 18th, 2018|Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for Mt Pleasant Primary School

Brian and Maree Harrison (Harrison Funerals) have once again donated trees to a Ballarat local school. This time around, 20 mature trees were planted at Mt Pleasant Primary School, Ballarat due to the generosity of this caring couple.     Harrison Funerals ‘strive to ensure that every family’s funeral experience is a positive one and through (their) care and service (they) are able to ease some of the grief and assist [...]

18 08, 2018

G.J. Gardner Trees at Wangoom

By |2018-08-18T10:54:45+00:00August 18th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on G.J. Gardner Trees at Wangoom

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Andrew Womersley from G. J. [...]

14 08, 2018

Over 1000 trees for Bendigo thanks to GJG.

By |2018-08-14T16:21:25+00:00August 14th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Over 1000 trees for Bendigo thanks to GJG.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Danny Breen and Kris [...]

14 08, 2018

Ecotreasures – a tour company with heart.

By |2018-08-14T14:46:01+00:00August 14th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Ecotreasures – a tour company with heart.

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. Ecotreasures is a Sydney based company who specializes in eco tours that showcase Sydney's beaches and mountains. Damien has purchased 50 trees for a favourite site of ours ... Westgate Park. These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA.     The friends group behind the park Westgate Biodiversity have been working on a re-vegetation program at the park [...]

13 08, 2018

Gus for the planet.

By |2018-08-13T18:49:18+00:00August 13th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Gus for the planet.

Gus runs a small boutique Design and Innovation agency called Roshambo and is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University. A dynamic and engaging public speaker, Gus travels around the world giving keynote address in the US, Europe and back in his home country South America.  I saw Gus in action at a Ballarat business conference and was instantly captivated by his passion, sense of humour and obvious love [...]

12 08, 2018

Bhumi and Planet Love.

By |2018-08-12T21:45:59+00:00August 12th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Bhumi and Planet Love.

Vinita and Dushyant are the eco-duo behind the beautiful Bhumi Organic Cotton label. Bhumi means 'Mother Earth'. Vinita and Dushyant are reshaping the conventional textile cotton industry and at the same time providing economic, social and environmental benefits to local and global communities. For us this means: pure, organic, beautiful and soft, chemical free products such as clothing and bedding. Vinita and Dushyant have combined their deep love for the [...]

6 08, 2018

Trees to the Hills!

By |2018-08-06T20:11:19+00:00August 6th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees to the Hills!

  Keir Mac Donald and Asha Cato are designers based in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. From their studio Angus & Celeste, they design and manufacture the most beautiful ceramic jewellery, pots and home-wares. Every year, Asha and Keir generously purchase 300 trees for our community tree planting projects.   Planting trees at Acheron.   This year, their trees travelled a very short distance. From the hills of Dandenong to the hills of Kinglake. [...]