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7 11, 2019

Trees for Caledonian Primary School.

By |2019-11-07T14:00:53+11:00November 7th, 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’. Since 2010, with the assistance of Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals plants one mature tree on the behalf of every family who use their specialised service.     Recently, 25 mature trees were planted at Caledonian Primary School [...]

4 11, 2019

The hills are alive with trees!

By |2019-11-04T18:28:10+11:00November 4th, 2019|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. 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 Trees, [...]

4 11, 2019

Trees for Team Google!

By |2019-11-06T14:07:16+11:00November 4th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 24 trees for a regional park in Central Victoria. When we add up Damien's trees from the past 7 years, they add up to almost 600 trees. An Ecotreasures Forest.   These 24 trees have been planted on the behalf [...]

4 11, 2019

Never doubt …

By |2019-11-06T14:00:36+11:00November 4th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead | American cultural anthropologist and author   We have so many individuals to thank here. People who collectively have helped us plant 840 trees at a site that is near and dear to our hearts, Westgate Park. Volunteers planted out the native trees (shrubs and grasses) [...]

1 11, 2019

Each tree adds value to the forest.

By |2019-11-01T12:24:35+11:00November 1st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 100 trees for Melbourne's Westgate Park.   These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA team and their students. These 100 trees represent the students. As they grow they will become important in the world. Each tree adds [...]

31 10, 2019

Evoke. A sustainable building group.

By |2019-10-31T10:18:10+11:00October 31st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

The Evoke Building Group don't just build houses. Their dream is to build people a home. A home that is highly energy efficient and low maintenance with a focus on environmentally friendly building solutions. As they state on their website We only get one planet people! We don’t want our kids picking up the bill!     We were delighted when Evoke contacted us asking if we could plant 105 [...]

31 10, 2019

Be like Gus!

By |2019-10-31T12:18:28+11:00October 31st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Every now and then you come across someone who radiates enough energy to power a small town. Gus Balbontin is one such someone. Formerly Executive Director of Lonely Planet, Gus now travels around changing the world on his own terms through his design and innovation agency, Roshambo. When he’s not inspiring the populace en masse, he hangs out at home in Victoria, taking many small steps to walk the talk [...]

30 10, 2019

From Brunswick to Westgate Park.

By |2019-10-31T12:42:52+11:00October 30th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

    CERES (a Community Environmental Park in Brunswick) is an award-winning not-for-profit sustainability centre located on Wurundjeri land, by the banks of the Merri Creek. It’s a rare Melbourne schoolchild who hasn’t enjoyed an excursion or outing to CERES, or been involved in one of its wide range of education programs. CERES has a broad, multi-faceted reach, with an overall mission to maintain a practical conversation about how we [...]

30 10, 2019

A beautiful legacy.

By |2019-10-30T19:21:47+11:00October 30th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

On Sunday October 20th, a small group of people weathered the weather and met up on a cold spring morning under the Westgate Bridge to go tree planting. The group consisted of Raveena Grace, her auntie (Vinita from Bhumi Organic Cotton) and uncle, an adorable cousin, her mother, brother and her grandparents. Along with the Grace Family, were both myself and Albert from Fifteen Trees, Barbara and Nel, Mollie and [...]

30 10, 2019

Trees for a festival!

By |2019-10-30T14:24:20+11:00October 30th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

  It’d be a rare hospitality worker these days who hasn’t complained about their uniform at some point … too hot, too cold, inconvenient, ugly, poorly designed – we’ve suffered them all. Day Seven is out to change that. Day Seven is a fledgling business that custom makes ethical, practical front of house clothing for hospitality staff. Founded by former real-life waitress Molly Kent, Day Seven is set to leap [...]

29 10, 2019

Trees at Lake Charm.

By |2019-10-29T15:00:49+11:00October 29th, 2019|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. 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 Trees, [...]

29 10, 2019

GJG and NatureWest: an awesome team.

By |2019-10-29T14:38:29+11:00October 29th, 2019|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. 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 Trees, [...]

29 10, 2019

Planting trees for the platypus.

By |2019-10-29T14:04:01+11:00October 29th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, 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. 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 Trees, [...]

29 10, 2019

Brigidine Sisters and 2,500 trees!

By |2019-10-29T12:56:10+11:00October 29th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

The Brigidine Sisters are a group of Catholic sisters currently located in six countries world wide. They are known for their commitment to social and ecological issues. They view community-building as a global as well as local concern. This commitment to community includes a strong sense of ecological responsibility.   We have a growing appreciation that everything is connected. Thus our focus and our concerns for eco-justice as well as [...]

28 10, 2019

60 very special trees

By |2019-10-28T15:17:04+11:00October 28th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

In the middle of winter this year, a small army of volunteers planted more than 5000 trees at a site near Donald between Lake Boke and Lake Gil Gil. In amongst these trees were 60 very special ones! For these 60 trees represent funeral services that have taken place over the year at Kell Funerals. Jenny Bibby and John Kell from Kell Funerals (St Arnaud & Donald, Victoria) have once [...]

28 10, 2019

Howell Rail and 500 trees.

By |2019-10-28T16:02:47+11:00October 28th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

In July this year, a small army of volunteers planted out more than a thousand trees at a site near Donald (Vic), between Lake Boke and Lake Gil Gil. Of the thousand trees, 500 were kindly purchased by Anna Gaylard, Kerry Kerlin, Jay Barker and Ashley Jolly from Howell Rail. This innovating company are well known for the design and development aspect of rail equipment, specialized tools and attachments.   [...]

24 10, 2019

Trees for estuarine water birds.

By |2019-10-29T13:45:16+11:00October 24th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, 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. 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 Trees, [...]

24 10, 2019

Trees for Dodges Ferry. Thanks to GJG.

By |2019-10-24T17:16:09+11:00October 24th, 2019|GJG, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|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 Trees, [...]

24 10, 2019

Eco-AirBnb!

By |2019-10-24T11:01:40+11:00October 24th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

It’d be a rare adventurer these days who hasn’t stayed in an Airbnb. What’s not to love – unique stays, homely touches, quirks galore, often an interesting host or astonishing architectural feature to tell stories about when you get home. Airbnb has changed the holiday landscape forever, and for the better. As one might expect from anyone involved in an innovative property management model, Airbnb hosts are increasingly inviting guests [...]

18 10, 2019

Viatek and their trees.

By |2019-10-24T08:46:33+11:00October 18th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

The Viatek Group is a services-based organisation, offering business solutions for print, scanning & technology. With over 17 offices operating within Victoria & NSW, it makes them the largest regional supplier of managed print services, backed with local technicians on site. Viatek people live and breathe the community which means they support local businesses and community initiatives such as Fifteen Trees in practicing and promoting sustainability. This is carried out through recycling, [...]