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2 09, 2019

Art Vs Extinction.

By |2019-09-03T09:20:32+11:00September 2nd, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

‘Art versus extinction’ – it sounds like a war cry for artists. For those who create and despair. For storytellers and picture makers and agitators everywhere. For anyone who wants to live on this planet alongside its other inhabitants, not instead of them. It’s also the heart of Moira Finucane’s extraordinary art event, The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction.   Moira Finucane The Rapture Art vs Extinction (photo Jodie Hutchinson) [...]

30 08, 2019

Sponsoring Trees in Remote Locations

By |2019-09-09T15:59:55+11:00August 30th, 2019|Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Images of tree plantings often show a happy group of volunteers out in the sunshine, planting happily around easily accessible dams and paddocks. But some plantings are a lot less straightforward... Munash Organics, a Ballarat based sustainable soil improvement company, recently sponsored one such occasion high in the hills above Flowerdale. One of the sites of the devastating 2009 bushfires, the ridges around Flowerdale have suffered from erosion since their [...]

30 08, 2019

Wine on TAP. and Koalas … there is a link!

By |2019-08-30T14:11:41+11:00August 30th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

At first glance, wine and koalas might not seem to have much in common. But that’s where creative sustainable thinking comes in. TAP. is a contemporary keg-style system of wine storage and service that significantly reduces waste, landfill, and manufacturing emissions. At last count, TAP had diverted 202,322 bottles from landfill. Not stopping there, TAP. has also committed to planting 1200 native trees over the next six months – habitat [...]

29 08, 2019

Oblong Trees!

By |2019-08-30T13:44:28+11:00August 29th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Oblong (UK) Ltd are a data processing business based in Southam, England. Established in 2006, they have 4 core products; Data Enhancement, Business List Sales, Data Analysis and Data Processing. And now they are branching into a new area - helping companies to become carbon neutral. This is where Fifteen Trees comes in!   Oblong UK have worked hard to calculate the carbon footprint of not only their own company [...]

22 08, 2019

Organic Crew – making a difference!

By |2019-09-02T12:46:31+11:00August 22nd, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Mel Lechte is an escapee from corporate industry. Disillusioned by the focus on profit and quick turnarounds over people and planet, she founded Organic Crew. Organic Crew is a sustainable, ethical, environmentally responsible clothing brand based in Melbourne. With a mantra of Be Informed, Be Involved and make a Difference, it is not surprising that Mel was keen to work with Fifteen Trees. Organic Crew currently donates sixty trees per [...]

22 08, 2019

Trees as a kickstarter!

By |2019-08-22T10:31:58+11:00August 22nd, 2019|Tree Plantings in South Australia|0 Comments

Hindmarsh Plumbing Services has been in operation since 1973 and provide employment to over 200 South Australians. They are big players in giving back to their community and they currently support groups such as Cara Respite, Puddle Jumpers and Arthritis SA. Now they have joined Fifteen Trees and are supporting local community landcare projects in SA. Purchasing 300 trees for Karen Bishop and the Riverland West Landcare group, these trees [...]

21 08, 2019

Wine flowing through the trees!

By |2019-08-21T15:15:18+11:00August 21st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Specialising in cool climate wines, Delatite Wines are located looking toward Mt Buller in north-east Victoria. Established in 1982 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and it is now run by their son David with the assistance of winemaker Andy Browning. The 26 hectare vineyard sits between 450 and 500m above the sea on slopes that vary in gradient and outlook. Ideal wine growing country.   A bottle of Delatite wine comes [...]

21 08, 2019

Trees for Toolern Creek.

By |2019-08-21T14:47:27+11:00August 21st, 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, [...]

8 08, 2019

GJG East Gippsland know how to walk the talk!

By |2019-08-08T15:01:27+11:00August 8th, 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, [...]

8 08, 2019

GJG and Grow West!

By |2019-08-08T11:03:49+11:00August 8th, 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, [...]

7 08, 2019

Buy a house from hockingstuart and 5 trees are planted!

By |2019-08-08T10:08:09+11:00August 7th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Regular followers of Fifteen Trees will know that the team behind hockingstuart are enthusiastic supporters of our tree planting projects. For every house sold, hockingstuart (through Fifteen Trees) plants five trees. All up this year, 1250 trees have gone into the ground courtesy of hockingstuart.     Many of these trees were planted by students, reflecting the strong links to community and local environment that have made hockingstuart such a [...]

5 08, 2019

Deciduous or native? That is the question!

By |2019-08-05T15:25:05+11:00August 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Are you trying to add some trees to your garden and are unsure of what varieties will suit your needs best?   There are many factors that come into play when deciding on trees for your home, from aesthetics to functionality. We have some amazing native trees in Australia, but there are also a number of reasons to choose deciduous trees as well.   Keep reading to learn more about both [...]

1 08, 2019

Ballarat Car Sales and National Tree Day! Smiles all round!

By |2019-08-01T13:46:07+11:00August 1st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

National Tree Day wouldn't be Australia's biggest tree planting and nature event without the hard work of 1000s of volunteers. Run for the past 20 years by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota, Sunday July 28th 2019 saw a record number of trees planted across the country.   And with the help of a host of volunteers, we did our bit too!   Working with Damon and Matt from the [...]

1 08, 2019

Effective Electrical and their 300 trees!

By |2019-08-01T13:27:48+11:00August 1st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

National Tree Day wouldn't be Australia's biggest tree planting and nature event without the hard work of 100s of volunteers across the country. Run for the past 20 years by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota, Sunday July 28th 2019 saw a record number of trees planted across the nation. And with the help of a host of volunteers, we did our bit too! Working with Damon and Matt from [...]

1 08, 2019

Waldron. Walking the talk with solar panels and now trees!

By |2019-08-01T12:13:58+11:00August 1st, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Karl Waldron and his qualified team at Waldron Heating, Cooling and Hot Water have been installing systems to customers in the Ballarat and Western District for the past 30 years. Waldron also offers a clean, green and sustainable option when it comes to powering the home - solar power. And now adding to their green credentials, all vehicles in the Waldron fleet are running carbon neutral with the purchase of [...]

24 07, 2019

G.J. Gardner Homes Launceston and their 420 trees.

By |2019-07-24T11:16:51+11:00July 24th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, 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, [...]

22 07, 2019

Luminary turns 20 and plants 500 trees.

By |2019-07-24T10:55:12+11:00July 22nd, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

We love going out planting with companies who 'walk the talk'. Those companies who make sustainability the norm in the workplace. Who go beyond what is expected! One such company is Luminary. A creative digital business who has not only completed a carbon audit and gone completely carbon neutral but who have also joined forces with Fifteen Trees and chipped in to purchase 500 trees for one of our favourite [...]

20 07, 2019

Habitat Trees for the Black Cockatoos of WA

By |2019-07-20T14:06:35+11:00July 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 |2019-08-26T15:50:16+11:00July 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+11:00July 10th, 2019|Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Harrison Funerals – beautifying our city!

    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 [...]