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9 12, 2020

Viatek Geelong plants 120 trees.

By |2020-12-09T16:41:13+11:00December 9th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Small Business, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings|0 Comments

Did you know that an average of 50kg of high-grade paper per office worker is thrown out every year? And that this generally goes straight to landfill? It’s a shocking statistic. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the waste and, as a result, the impact of white-collar work on the environment. Viatek is a company that takes waste seriously. This comes partly from a genuine commitment to reducing waste, [...]

9 12, 2020

Viatek Bendigo plants 165 trees.

By |2020-12-09T16:40:36+11:00December 9th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Small Business, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings|0 Comments

Did you know that an average of 50kg of high-grade paper per office worker is thrown out every year? And that this generally goes straight to landfill? It’s a shocking statistic. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the waste and, as a result, the impact of white-collar work on the environment. Viatek is a company that takes waste seriously. This comes partly from a genuine commitment to reducing waste, [...]

9 12, 2020

Viatek Warragul plants 180 trees.

By |2020-12-09T16:39:42+11:00December 9th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings|0 Comments

Did you know that an average of 50kg of high-grade paper per office worker is thrown out every year? And that this generally goes straight to landfill? It’s a shocking statistic. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the waste and, as a result, the impact of white-collar work on the environment. Viatek is a company that takes waste seriously. This comes partly from a genuine commitment to reducing waste, [...]

27 11, 2020

Trees for Theresa.

By |2020-12-01T10:32:39+11:00November 27th, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

We are truly honoured to be helping Tony, Adrian, Christian and Idelle to raise funds to help plant trees in Tasmania as a memorial to their beloved mother Theresa Hawkins. Thank you for entrusting Fifteen Trees with this task.   Theresa Hawkins.   A Living Memorial for Theresa. Mum loved Tasmania and never wanted to leave this wonderful island. Originally from England, along with her husband Tony they [...]

24 11, 2020

GJG. Quietly racking up forests.

By |2020-11-24T13:52:36+11:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Some of our tree planting partners are quietly racking up whole forests. G.J. Gardner Homes is one of our strongest supporters, having planted 56,000 trees with us over the past 8 years. That impressive number comes as a result of G.J. Gardner planting 15 trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria. And as a well-established building company with a reputation for quality and reliability, it is a popular choice. [...]

24 11, 2020

G.J.Gardner. Building habitat for native wildlife.

By |2020-11-30T15:00:41+11:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Some of our tree planting partners are quietly racking up whole forests. G.J. Gardner Homes is one of our strongest supporters, having planted 56,000 trees with us over the past 8 years. That impressive number comes as a result of G.J. Gardner planting 15 trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria. And as a well-established building company with a reputation for quality and reliability, it is a popular choice. [...]

17 11, 2020

Sixty individuals equals collective good!

By |2020-11-19T17:01:30+11:00November 17th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Gifts, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

When individuals get together to make a contribution – it can be huge. And here is the proof. Over the course of the past 6 months, sixty individuals have chipped in to allow us to plant 1100 trees at Mt Worth in Gippsland, VIC. A beautiful district in Eastern Victoria.   Friends of Mt Worth and District, Gippsland, VIC.   Thank you to supporters of Fifteen Trees for [...]

11 11, 2020

Friends of Fifteen Trees (2020) Report.

By |2020-11-11T14:24:28+11:00November 11th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees|0 Comments

Over the course of 2020, 110 generous souls chose to do something special, something real. In partnership with Fifteen Trees, they purchased 60 trees* for us to plant with community groups across 3 Australian states.   From us at Fifteen Trees and from numerous native plant nurseries, landholders and community groups, we are sending out a heartfelt thank you!   Let's show you where the trees have been planted, who [...]

4 11, 2020

Eco Celebrations!

By |2020-11-04T12:45:52+11:00November 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Having a celebration?   You've got the date, venue, guest list, drinks ordered, food organised and want to ensure this party is going to be a sustainable one!   We LOVE you!   And we can help you to run an even greener event by organising to plant one tree on the behalf of every guest ($4.80/tree). With enough notice, the trees could be planted before the event, therefore giving you [...]

13 10, 2020

Small business. Masters of ingenuity.

By |2020-10-14T18:56:41+11:00October 13th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Small Business, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Small business. Masters of ingenuity.

Here’s a fun fact - you don’t have to be a big business to make a big difference. You can be a small business, even a tiny one, and still make a significant positive contribution to the environment. We already know that small businesses are vital for local economies, that they keep money in the community and support local interests in myriad different ways. They also provide opportunities for entrepreneurs, [...]

24 09, 2020

Trees of Instagram.

By |2020-09-24T14:12:25+10:00September 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Trees of Instagram.

Earlier this year we ran a campaign on Instagram asking people to tag us in their favourite tree photos. We called it ‘Trees of Where I Am’. We wanted to know about the beloved trees. The trees that brighten a daily walk, that shelter the grandchildren, that survive against all odds, that give the horizon its distinctive shape. We promised to plant one tree for every post we were tagged [...]

24 09, 2020

Trees for the Bellarine Rail Trail.

By |2020-09-24T11:17:41+10:00September 24th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for the Bellarine Rail Trail.

Some of our tree planting partners are quietly racking up whole forests. G.J. Gardner Homes is one of our strongest supporters, having planted 56,000 trees with us over the past 8 years. That impressive number comes as a result of G.J. Gardner planting 15 trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria. And as a well-established building company with a reputation for quality and reliability, it is a popular choice. [...]

10 08, 2020

A living memorial for Tamaris.

By |2020-11-10T16:55:44+11:00August 10th, 2020|Blog|4 Comments

A living memorial in Wagga Wagga for Tamaris.   On 12 November 2018, 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 plant in our front [...]

31 07, 2020

East Gippsland Bushfire Appeal

By |2020-11-12T14:34:03+11:00July 31st, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees|1 Comment

This year we need your help to purchase 1500 trees for our East Gippsland Bushfire Appeal   Tree $4.80 + guard $3.50 = $8.30 750 trees X 2 sites = 1,500 trees Current status (Monday 17th August 2020) = 380 trees   This past summer was one of the most challenging Australian seasons ever and as winter settles in, many people are feeling a sadness that’s a little hard to [...]

10 06, 2020

What lies beneath!

By |2020-06-10T17:27:46+10:00June 10th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on What lies beneath!

Trees are such a deep part of our psyche. From a young age, we discover trees through inquisitive minds wanting to climb their branches to test our weight and bodies agility, as well as the quest for discovery to get to the top for a 360 degree view of our world.   Mother tree in the Brisbane Ranges (VIC).   Trees hold a deep-seated history as part of [...]

6 04, 2020

Friends of Fifteen Trees (2019) Report.

By |2020-05-19T14:15:00+10:00April 6th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees|6 Comments

The average Australian lifestyle uses 15,000kg of carbon per year. If that sounds like a lot, it is. A tree collects and stores 268kg over its lifetime. This means, every year we need to plant 58 trees to bring our individual carbon consumption down to zero. A little tricky for most of us to do in our own backyards, which is where Fifteen Trees comes in. Last year,  we set [...]

11 03, 2020

Fast Fiction Competition

By |2020-05-22T11:48:35+10:00March 11th, 2020|Blog|30 Comments

If the touches of gold in the trees hadn’t alerted you already, Autumn is upon us. Here, in the Central Goldfields VIC, the Aboriginal season of Kooyang (season of eels) seems to be giving way early to Gwangal Moronn (season of honey bees). It’s a time of slowing down, breathing out, reflection, gratitude.     This year, let’s take some time out to reflect on our own special trees. We [...]

27 02, 2020

Companies

By |2020-04-23T12:24:30+10:00February 27th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on Companies

Want your company to walk the talk when it comes to working sustainably?   Here at Fifteen Trees we have you covered with plenty of options of how you can help give some love to the planet plus engage more with your employees and customers.   1. Reduce the carbon footprint of your office. Roughly an employee (EFT) generates 15,000 kg of carbon dioxide per year.  If that sounds like [...]

18 02, 2020

Eco-sadness.

By |2020-02-18T15:39:36+11:00February 18th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Eco-sadness.

  As one of our most challenging Australian summers ever, drags towards autumn, many of us are feeling a sadness that’s a little hard to articulate. Maybe we catch a passing news byte and learn that Tasmania’s kelp forests are dying. Maybe it’s an image of dead fish in the Darling that brings tears to our eyes. Sometimes it’s a shattering new economic reality, for others it’s a heart-wrenching loss [...]

11 02, 2020

Why Charlie loves trees!

By |2020-02-11T12:52:49+11:00February 11th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Why Charlie loves trees!

I am in love with trees and I am definitely not immune when it comes to hugging one. It might not seem rational, yet when I get close to these beautiful and quiet swaying giants; I truly believe they are my family. I feel like they are our ancient grandparents, or compassionate witnesses when it comes to time and history. Not every person I know feels so passionate about the [...]

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