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10 10, 2019

A memorial forest for Tamaris.

By |2019-10-16T13:16:53+11:00October 10th, 2019|Blog|0 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 [...]

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 [...]

13 09, 2019

Carolyn’s Birthday Wish … 100 trees!

By |2019-09-13T16:09:24+11:00September 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Carolyn Denton has a birthday coming up. On Tuesday 24th September to be exact. This year, Carolyn is doing something different! For her birthday, Carolyn is asking her friends and family to buy her a tree (or trees). She is aiming for 100 trees! Two trees for every year she has 'circled the sun' and then an extra 8 to round up! Carolyn's trees will be planted before the end [...]

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 [...]

4 07, 2019

Homeward Bound – running carbon neutral!

By |2019-07-04T18:07:58+11:00July 4th, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on Homeward Bound – running carbon neutral!

Dear Team HB, I am so delighted hear that some of you may purchase trees through Fifteen Trees to reduce the carbon footprint of your journey to Antartica with HB. The UN report, that I believe HB3 team commissioned, calculated that each woman was responsible for 9 tonnes (9,000kg) of carbon emissions. In tree terms: 9,000kg equates to 33 trees! Over it's lifetime, a tree will collect 268kg of carbon [...]

1 07, 2019

The couple behind Angus & Celeste.

By |2019-07-04T14:55:48+11:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on The couple behind Angus & Celeste.

If you enjoy wandering round quirky, chic homewares shops you’re probably familiar with Angus & Celeste. For those that haven’t wandered in quite the right direction, Angus & Celeste is a Victorian ceramics studio that has become known for its distinctive modern Australian aesthetic. Delicate gum leaves, sprays of native flowers; the shapes, colours and textures of the Victorian landscape – all find their way on and into Angus & [...]

12 06, 2019

Planting and caring for trees.

By |2019-06-12T14:04:49+11:00June 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Planting and caring for trees.

We all know how important trees are ... from the benefit to our physical and mental health, to producing oxygen, absorbing CO2, and even increasing house prices, trees are the gifts that keep on giving. With so many exciting benefits to our health and the community, there’s never a bad time to plant a tree. Planting a tree means more time enjoying the greenery and less time waiting for seedlings [...]

23 05, 2019

5 reasons why planting trees matters

By |2019-05-28T10:48:49+11:00May 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+11:00May 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 [...]

6 05, 2019

Fundraising

By |2019-05-06T14:01:11+11:00May 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 [...]

6 03, 2019

How to run a small footprint event!

By |2019-03-06T14:27:36+11:00March 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+11:00January 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 [...]

13 09, 2018

From Fifteen Trees with Love.

By |2018-09-13T15:54:47+11:00September 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 [...]

11 07, 2018

An Eco-Airbnb Stay

By |2018-07-11T12:48:45+11:00July 11th, 2018|Blog, Fifteen Trees|3 Comments

Many of us are familiar with Airbnb. Many of us love the opportunity Airbnb gives us to stay away from home in accommodation that is cheaper and friendlier than a hotel or motel. We love the little things our hosts do to ensure our stay is a good one. The wine (yes, I have been given a bottle of local wine), the stocked fridge and the pointers to local eateries, shops [...]

3 07, 2018

Planting trees is good business.

By |2018-07-03T12:46:26+11:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Planting trees is good business.

Winter is tree planting season and across the southern states of Australia, we are in full swing. Now is a perfect time for businesses to collect their teams and head outside for a few hours of tree planting.   Grow West Planting Day 2017   Jobs are varied. There is more to tree planting than tree planting! Sometimes there needs to be a bit of land-clearing (removing exotic [...]

22 06, 2018

World Press Photo Exhibition TWO

By |2018-06-22T08:44:07+11:00June 22nd, 2018|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on World Press Photo Exhibition TWO

- 22nd June 2018 - With only a few more days to run, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 is an amazing collection of photos from around the world. Now in its 61st year, the competition has attracted 73,044 photos from over 4,500 photographers from 125 countries. I was drawn to photos in the Nature and Environment Categories and in particular photos showing how people are being impacted by climate [...]

15 06, 2018

Keep-Cups

By |2018-06-16T19:46:45+11:00June 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Keep-Cups

We are now selling fabulous keep-cups supplied by our friends at Earth Bottles. The cups are double-walled stainless steel and have a silicon lid to keep the heat in. For every cup we sell, we plant one tree. With any multiple orders, we throw in a delicious packet of Grounded Pleasures drinking chocolate. Earlier this year, we planted 40 trees in the Mallee for the 40 cups we sold last year. Here is [...]

5 06, 2018

World Press Photo Exhibition ONE

By |2018-06-22T07:54:18+11:00June 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on World Press Photo Exhibition ONE

I had the privilege to visit Sydney recently and I promptly made my way to the Public Library of New South Wales for their annual World Press Photo Exhibition. Now in its 61st year, over 4,500 photographers from 125 countries entered 73,044 photos to the contest. The photos were very powerful. Enlarged to a massive size, they held us all entranced. Needless to say, I was interested in the Nature [...]

27 06, 2017

TreeCups

By |2017-12-15T10:42:16+11:00June 27th, 2017|Blog|18 Comments

For a limited time, we are selling these beautiful cups sourced from the Briody and Danni at Earth Bottles. If you haven't got time to sit and drink your tea or coffee, take it 'to go' in these wonderful double walled stainless steel cups with silicon lids. Your beverage will stay hot for hours. And for every cup sold, we'll plant a tree on your behalf, and include a I <heart> trees badge.   [...]