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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|Comments Off on The woman behind Bhumi.

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|Comments Off on Sixteen Individuals and 270 trees.

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|Comments Off on CERES and Donald High School

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


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

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 [...]

18 01, 2019

Trees of Where I am!

By |2019-01-18T16:07:15+10:00January 18th, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|1 Comment

Last year, we ran an Instagram campaign called 'Trees of Where I am' and invited our followers to send in photos of trees they came across. Over the months, we collected 60 tree photos tagged with @15.trees and #treesofwhereIam, #treesofwhereyouare and #treesofinstagram. As a result of this campaign and to say thank you for joining in, we then went out and planted 60 trees - one tree for every photo [...]

19 12, 2018

Mt Clear SC and The Orchard

By |2018-12-21T17:10:49+10:00December 19th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Mt Clear SC and The Orchard

Brian and Maree Harrison (Harrison Funerals) have once again donated trees to a local school in Ballarat. This time, 18 mature trees were planted at the Mt Clear Secondary College campus by Year 12 VCAL students. Through Fifteen Trees, Brian and Maree plant one mature tree for every funeral service they hold at their Main Rd, premises.       Harrison Funerals ‘strive to ensure that every family’s funeral experience is [...]

14 12, 2018

A few caring people can save the world

By |2018-12-14T16:20:50+10:00December 14th, 2018|Festivals, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on A few caring people can save the world

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead | Cultural Anthropologist | 1909 - 1978       Thank you to the following fabulous people who have all generously purchased trees for us to plant on their behalf. Collectively their trees have added up to 306! That's going to be a forest!   Flowerdale tree planting day. [...]

14 12, 2018

Wine and honey and trees

By |2018-12-14T13:43:20+10:00December 14th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

Specialising in cool climate wines, Delatite Wines are located on a rise, looking toward Mt Buller in north-east Victoria. It is a small family run winery. 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 sea on slopes that vary in gradient and outlook (from north-east [...]

13 12, 2018

Kings Cars and another 600 trees

By |2019-02-05T14:26:24+10:00December 13th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, King's Cars, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Kings Cars and another 600 trees

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 7,500 trees for community groups in the Ballarat district.     Fifteen Trees plants 15 trees for every Mitsubishis ASX sold at the dealership. Corporate social responsibility at its best.       Recently, on the behalf of Kings Cars, we organised the planting of 600 trees [...]

13 12, 2018

A Gift from Ballarat Tech School

By |2018-12-13T15:32:56+10:00December 13th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on A Gift from Ballarat Tech School

Located in Ballarat's CBD, the Ballarat Tech School is the centre of excellence for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the region. BTS introduces local secondary school students to high-tech learning environments. With experts in STEM on staff, the centre connects schools and industry into innovative learning programs that challenge students to solve real world problems.   BTS aims to prepare students with the skills and knowledge for future [...]

10 12, 2018

Macneil supporting the Phascogales

By |2018-12-10T11:18:32+10:00December 10th, 2018|Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Macneil supporting the Phascogales

  Paul McCuskey and Jason Neil, from Ballarat building company Macneil Group have once again ‘come to the party’ to support tree planting communities within Victoria. Paul and Jason’s 120 trees have gone to the Campaspe Valley district for planting. The trees will help reduce the carbon emissions of their 8 company cars (15 trees per car).       This year, we organised the trees to be planted by Barbara James [...]

10 12, 2018

Carbon Neutral Art

By |2018-12-10T10:45:04+10:00December 10th, 2018|Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Carbon Neutral Art

We were delighted to hear that Lucille Warwick and Plenty Valley Christian College decided to run a carbon neutral art show by raising the funds needed to have 75 trees planted on their behalf.  We love events that have sustainably at their core. We organised the College's 75 trees to be planted in the hills of Alexandra, Victoria.   The hills of Alexandra     We planted 75 [...]

6 12, 2018

Organic Crew to the call!!

By |2018-12-06T14:24:52+10:00December 6th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Organic Crew to the call!!

  Last month we were sooo close to reaching a milestone number of trees. We were only 45 trees short of 130,000. So, we put the call out to Instagram to rally the troops and we were not disappointed. Mel Lechte, Founder and Director of Organic Crew responded with a pledge of 45 trees. And we couldn't be happier. We love this company and their philosophy .. 'the production of [...]

6 12, 2018

Sell a home and plant 5 trees

By |2018-12-06T16:42:54+10:00December 6th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Sell a home and plant 5 trees

Clients who sell their homes through Hocking Stuart (Ballarat), now have another reason to choose this local real estate company. As a thank you to their customers, Hocking Stuart (through Fifteen Trees) plants 5 trees for every home sold. The trees are sourced from local independent nurseries (in this case, Ballarat Wildplants) and planted by community groups such as Landcare, school groups and societies such as The Ballarat Progress Society.   [...]

5 12, 2018

Wine and Bees and Trees!

By |2018-12-06T11:38:24+10:00December 5th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Wine and Bees and Trees!

De Bortioli Wines come with a long history of family, food and grapes. In the 1920's, Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli left the beautiful alpine foothills of Italy’s north and arrived in the fertile Riverina region in New South Wales. Through 'hard work, self-sufficiency, determination and vision' they achieved their dream of owning their own land and making wine. Thereby establishing a lasting legacy. That legacy now extends to vineyards [...]