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20 07, 2019

Habitat Trees for the Black Cockatoos of WA

By |2019-07-20T14:06:35+10:00July 20th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Western Australia|0 Comments

We fell in love with the cheeky Black Cockatoos of WA via the Instagram photos of the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre. How could we resist their call out for funds for habitat trees for these iconic Australian birds.   Image by Kaarakin   Gumnuts for Zanda Project is a small effort to combat the ongoing clearing of black cockatoo habitat in the Perth Environs. Loss of roosting [...]

20 07, 2019

Tree Pose!

By |2019-07-20T12:16:35+10:00July 20th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Ballarat Yoga and Yogaville Is there anything that embodies the concept of balance more succinctly than yoga’s iconic tree pose (Vrksasana)? How fitting then that one of our most recent tree plantings happened courtesy of two beautiful yoga studios – Yogaville in Melbourne’s inner north, and Ballarat Iyengar Yoga.     Both studios practice Iyengar yoga. Iyengar is a form of Hatha yoga with an emphasis on alignment, precision and [...]

10 07, 2019

Harrison Funerals – beautifying our city!

By |2019-07-12T14:11:22+10:00July 10th, 2019|Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

    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 the healing process’. With the assistance of Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals plant one mature tree on the behalf of every family who use their service.   Recently, 25 mature trees were planted at Clarendon Recreation Reserve due to [...]

10 07, 2019

Planting 650 trees for Kings Cars.

By |2019-07-16T13:22:31+10:00July 10th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, King's Cars, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Peter King and team from King’s Cars Ballarat has been generous supporters of Fifteen Trees since 2010. During that time Kings Cars has purchased over 8,000 trees for community groups in the Ballarat district.     Fifteen Trees plants 15 trees for every Mitsubishis ASX sold at the Ballarat dealership. Corporate social responsibility at its best!       Recently, on the behalf of Kings Cars, we organised the planting of [...]

10 07, 2019

McClellands’ Big Day Out

By |2019-07-12T14:18:07+10:00July 10th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

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, [...]

8 07, 2019

EcoTreasure and Focus on Japan

By |2019-07-20T12:17:29+10:00July 8th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Showcasing Sydney’s beaches, marine parks and mountains, EcoTreasures is a Sydney, nature based company that specializes in local tours with an eco twist. Founder and owner, Damien McClellan is a big supporter of our native environment. Damien’s tours leaves his customers with a better appreciation of Australia’s unique wildlife, culture and heritage. In addition, Damien also regularly supports the conservation of our native environment by purchasing trees for community groups to [...]

4 07, 2019

Homeward Bound – running carbon neutral!

By |2019-07-04T18:07:58+10:00July 4th, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|0 Comments

Dear Team HB, I am so delighted hear that some of you may purchase trees through Fifteen Trees to reduce the carbon footprint of your journey to Antartica with HB. The UN report, that I believe HB3 team commissioned, calculated that each woman was responsible for 9 tonnes (9,000kg) of carbon emissions. In tree terms: 9,000kg equates to 33 trees! Over it's lifetime, a tree will collect 268kg of carbon [...]

1 07, 2019

The couple behind Angus & Celeste.

By |2019-07-04T14:55:48+10:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|0 Comments

If you enjoy wandering round quirky, chic homewares shops you’re probably familiar with Angus & Celeste. For those that haven’t wandered in quite the right direction, Angus & Celeste is a Victorian ceramics studio that has become known for its distinctive modern Australian aesthetic. Delicate gum leaves, sprays of native flowers; the shapes, colours and textures of the Victorian landscape – all find their way on and into Angus & [...]

26 06, 2019

It’s got to be a GJG tree!

By |2019-07-01T12:43:23+10:00June 26th, 2019|GJG, Major Supporters, Schools, 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. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 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 G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen [...]

19 06, 2019

What 14 individuals can achieve!

By |2019-06-19T13:56:53+10:00June 19th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Up in the Wimmera Mallee district of Victoria, 500 trees were recently planted by an enthusiastic and diligent group of year nine students from Donald High School. The planting was coordinated by Donald High School, Donald Landcare and Fifteen Trees. The planting of half of those trees was made possible by 14 individuals who collectively have made a huge contribution to this small rural community.   Donald High School wish [...]

12 06, 2019

Planting and caring for trees.

By |2019-06-12T14:04:49+10:00June 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

We all know how important trees are ... from the benefit to our physical and mental health, to producing oxygen, absorbing CO2, and even increasing house prices, trees are the gifts that keep on giving. With so many exciting benefits to our health and the community, there’s never a bad time to plant a tree. Planting a tree means more time enjoying the greenery and less time waiting for seedlings [...]

28 05, 2019

A tree for the dearly loved departed.

By |2019-05-28T12:10:23+10:00May 28th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Jenny Biddy and John Kell from Kell Funerals (St Arnaud & Donald, Victoria) have once again supported local communities and their tree planting projects by sponsoring the planting of 60 trees at Donald, Victoria.   Kell Funerals plant trees on the behalf of those who are entrusted into their care.     Year 9 students from Donald High School volunteered on behalf of Fifteen Trees to plant over 500 native Australian tree [...]

23 05, 2019

5 reasons why planting trees matters

By |2019-05-28T10:48:49+10:00May 23rd, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|2 Comments

Why do trees matter? We all know that trees help create the air we all breath and filter out nasty pollution. But the benefits of planting trees goes so much further. In fact, trees play a vital role in all of our lives. In 2018, more than 310,000 people took part in National Tree Day, helping to plant more than 1.1 million native trees, shrubs, and edibles. Whether you are [...]

20 05, 2019

The woman behind Bhumi.

By |2019-06-26T12:59:14+10:00May 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

When Vinita was a tiny girl running around her grandfather’s cotton and mustard seed mill, jumping on weighing scales and exploring the fields, she never imagined her life would circle back to this experience in the most extraordinary way. Today Vinita is Bhumi, an Australian-based textiles company with international reach. Bhumi is seeking to reshape the cotton industry by walking the talk on sustainable, ethical, socially responsible business practices. Vinita [...]

17 05, 2019

Sixteen Individuals and 270 trees.

By |2019-05-23T15:46:46+10:00May 17th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

One cool day, on a wind swept hills of Yea (Central Victoria), 22 students (VCAL class), two teachers, a couple of land-owners and the local landcare co-ordinator planted 270 native trees. These trees were planted on the behalf of sixteen amazing individuals who have an understanding of the need to support rural landcare groups with their revegetation projects. And none are so deserving than the community of Murrindindi Shire of [...]

10 05, 2019

CERES and Donald High School

By |2019-05-10T10:29:16+10:00May 10th, 2019|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

It is absolutely a truism that from little things, big things grow. We could also say that many people doing lots of little things can make big change happen. Late last year, 130 trees were planted by an enthusiastic and diligent group of year nine students from Donald High School. The planting was coordinated by Donald High School, Donald Landcare and Fifteen Trees. The trees were paid for through CERES, [...]

6 05, 2019

Fundraising

By |2019-05-06T14:01:11+10:00May 6th, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|0 Comments

Raising money for your school while at the same time supporting community groups with their tree planting projects.       How does it work? Students sell trees to their families and friends in the form of 'tree cards'. Actual trees or plants are not distributed. Trees cost $5.00 ($4.00 goes toward the cost of getting the trees planted and $1.00 goes towards the school's fund-raising campaign). In exchange for [...]

1 04, 2019

Basking in trees.

By |2019-04-01T12:02:53+10:00April 1st, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Basking in trees.

There can be a special sort of poetry to incorporating tree-planting into a business model. Bask Aromatherapy owner Siobhan McCuskey is passionate about the environment – and about using natural, plant-based ingredients in her own aromatherapy practice and luxurious range of day spa-esque products. She has teamed up with Fifteen Trees to connect the circle of nourishment by planting one tree for every online order.       This time [...]

25 03, 2019

EcoTreasures and 150 trees.

By |2019-05-07T14:57:20+10:00March 25th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on EcoTreasures and 150 trees.

Showcasing Sydney’s beaches, marine parks and mountains, EcoTreasures is a Sydney, nature based company that specializes in local tours with an eco twist. Founder and owner, Damien McClellan is a big supporter of our native environment. Damien’s informative tours leaves his customers with a better appreciation of Australia’s unique wildlife, culture and heritage.     Damien has purchased 150 trees for one of our revegetation sites at Westgate Park, Melbourne, Victoria. [...]

6 03, 2019

How to run a small footprint event!

By |2019-03-06T14:27:36+10:00March 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to run a small footprint event!

Fifteen Trees can help make you run small carbon footprint events by organising the planting of one tree for each attendee at a cost of $4.80/tree (includes GST).  The trees are planted by community groups (such as schools and Landcare) and are sourced from local independent nurseries. With enough notice, photos of the trees can be made available at the conference for you to show your attendees. Here is an idea: pop an [...]