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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 |2019-11-27T12:42:04+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 Shyla, her mother, brother and her grandparents (Hari and Narinda Chopra). Along with the Grace Family, were Melissa and Charlie, both myself and Albert [...]

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, [...]

14 10, 2019

Harrison Funerals at Linton Cemetery.

By |2019-10-14T14:38:02+11:00October 14th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, 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, 15 mature trees were planted at Linton Cemetery due to the generosity [...]

14 10, 2019

Black Saturday, 10 years on!

By |2019-10-14T14:16:25+11:00October 14th, 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, [...]

14 10, 2019

Helping the custodians of this small space.

By |2019-10-14T14:10:07+11:00October 14th, 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, [...]

10 10, 2019

A memorial forest for Tamaris.

By |2019-11-15T15:51:51+11:00October 10th, 2019|Blog|4 Comments

Help us plant a memorial Forest in Wagga Wagga for Tamaris.   On 12 November last year, my darling sister, Tamaris Pfeiffer Tait, died suddenly aged 45 years. She left behind a wonderful husband and three beautiful young children. To honour her memory on this first anniversary, her family and friends wish to plant a little forest. As a teen, Tamaris spent her first pocket money on a tree to [...]

10 10, 2019

An eco-deal!

By |2019-10-11T10:13:27+11:00October 10th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Every now and then, when I see something amazingly fabulous ... I wonder if I can do an eco-deal! Trees in exchange for goods or services.   Jack is the founder of Birdwood Co Designs, Warrnambool. At Birdwood, he makes the most beautiful custom made furniture and platters. Jack's ambition is to create timeless objects that serve the practical needs of the individual and to allow furniture to obey time, [...]

8 10, 2019

Granted Constructions are protecting trees of significance!

By |2019-10-08T16:52:03+11:00October 8th, 2019|Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

 Granted Constructions, is a Melbourne based company who are is passionate about providing clients with high-end builds. Owner Devin Granted, is a registered builder and certified Passive House Tradesperson. What is a Passive House?  A Passive house (German: Passivhaus) is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or [...]

8 10, 2019

Understanding the value of trees.

By |2019-10-08T15:19:34+11:00October 8th, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

How much do trees mean to you? This might seem like a strange question, but it’s important we acknowledge and respect the trees around us for what they do. With recent news stories coming out of Victoria showing that the value of trees goes far beyond what they do for the environment, maybe it’s time we all stopped to have a real conversation about our attitudes.   It’s common knowledge [...]