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1 11, 2018

We don’t like to forget the birds, bees and butterflies.

By |2018-11-01T19:04:04+00:00November 1st, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on We don’t like to forget the birds, bees and butterflies.

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. Steve and Rebecca Moore [...]

1 11, 2018

The true meaning of life …

By |2018-11-01T18:32:07+00:00November 1st, 2018|Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on The true meaning of life …

Maree and Brian from Harrison Funerals (Ballarat) have been long time supporters of the local community through Fifteen Trees. For every service, we organise one mature tree to planted in a public space. Since 2010, we have been planting trees on the behalf of Harrison Funerals. To date, over 500 mature trees have been planted by community groups in and around Ballarat due to this generous couple. The trees are sometimes exotics [...]

1 11, 2018

Running a small footprint event with Linux.

By |2018-11-01T16:34:17+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Running a small footprint event with Linux.

Another successful 'open source software' conference was held earlier this year by Linux.org.au. To help reduce the carbon footprint of the event, conference organizer Sae-Ra Germaine gave attendees the option to ‘tick’ a box (upon registering) to buy a tree for one of our community projects. Thanks to the generous attendees, enough money was raised to enable us to plant 215 trees at one of our favourite sites ... Alexandra, [...]

1 11, 2018

Earth Bottles for Planet Earth.

By |2018-11-01T12:12:33+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Earth Bottles for Planet Earth.

Eco-award winning company Earth Bottles and Fifteen Trees are in cahoots! Together we are ridding the earth of plastic bottles (one of the BIGGEST pollutants of our waterways and oceans) and planting trees! Treading lightly on the Earth, CEO Danni Carr and partner Ash Grunwald donate a percentage of their bottle sales to community groups for their tree planting projects. Fifteen Trees is delighted to be working in association with Danni, Ash and of course the amazing [...]

30 10, 2018

Kids Planting Trees!

By |2018-11-01T18:47:06+00:00October 30th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Kids Planting Trees!

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. Ashley and Sally Heard [...]

30 10, 2018

Children in Nature at the Platypus Festival.

By |2018-10-30T09:15:13+00:00October 30th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Children in Nature at the Platypus Festival.

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. Luke O'Connor and Andrew [...]

23 10, 2018

Trees for 4 fabulous people!

By |2018-10-28T12:33:06+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for 4 fabulous people!

Individuals make up a significant portion of our tree sales and are great contributors to our tree planting projects. We were able to plant another 100 trees at Flowerdale (Vic), thanks to the generosity of these fabulous four: Andrew Howard (40 trees), Llewellyn Wishart (15 trees), Charles Taliaferro (15trees) and Aliya Hutchison (15trees).   Flowerdale tree planting day.   We love it when we plant trees as gifts! In this case, we [...]

22 10, 2018

Trees for the Bellarine Peninsula.

By |2018-10-22T15:25:43+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for the Bellarine Peninsula.

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. [...]

18 10, 2018

Blackwire Reserve plants 240 trees thanks to GJG.

By |2018-10-18T16:32:01+00:00October 18th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Blackwire Reserve plants 240 trees 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 relationship between GJG and Fifteen Trees, will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. [...]

18 10, 2018

Planting trees for the VPA.

By |2018-10-18T15:59:16+00:00October 18th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Planting trees for the VPA.

This year, Fifteen Trees was delighted to be contacted by Tessa Deliopoulos at the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) to plant 30 trees on the behalf of her department. The 30 trees were a part of a larger 300 tree project at Yea (Vic). The VPA works with councils and local communities, landowners and developers to plan for strategically important precincts in Melbourne and regional cities.     Thank you Colleen, Tessa and [...]

10 10, 2018

If Plants Respond to Emotions!

By |2018-10-10T18:35:38+00:00October 10th, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on If Plants Respond to Emotions!

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|Comments Off on Renovators Paradise kicks in for 99 trees.

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|Comments Off on Roadside reserves … more important than one would think!

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 [...]