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6 12, 2018

Organic Crew to the call!!

By |2018-12-06T14:24:52+00:00December 6th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

  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 11, 2018

‘I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree’.

By |2018-11-06T13:45:57+00:00November 6th, 2018|Harrison Funerals, Major Supporters, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on ‘I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree’.

Maree and Brian from Harrison Funerals (Ballarat) have been long time supporters of the local community through Fifteen Trees. For every service, Fifteen Trees organises one mature tree to planted in a public space. We have been planting trees on the behalf of Harrison Funerals since 2010 and to date, over 500 mature trees have been planted by community groups in and around Ballarat due to this generous couple.     The [...]

18 10, 2018

Planting trees for the VPA.

By |2018-10-18T15:59:16+00:00October 18th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Planting trees for the VPA.

This year, Fifteen Trees was delighted to be contacted by Tessa Deliopoulos at the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) to plant 30 trees on the behalf of her department. The 30 trees were a part of a larger 300 tree project at Yea (Vic). The VPA works with councils and local communities, landowners and developers to plan for strategically important precincts in Melbourne and regional cities.     Thank you Colleen, Tessa and [...]

26 09, 2018

One hundred trees for Newstead PS.

By |2018-09-26T20:30:22+00:00September 26th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on One hundred trees for Newstead PS.

Since 2012, Peter Thompson from Thompson Family Funeral Directors (Castlemaine) has been working with Fifteen Trees to improve the native environment of the Central Highlands district of Victoria. The funeral home annually purchases one tree for every service conducted. This year, Peter’s trees (100) were planted at Newstead Primary School, by delighted students, teachers and parents.   Cheeky students from Newstead PS planting trees.   Dear Colleen and Peter, The trees [...]

14 08, 2018

Ecotreasures – a tour company with heart.

By |2018-08-14T14:46:01+00:00August 14th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Ecotreasures – a tour company with heart.

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. Ecotreasures is a Sydney based company who specializes in eco tours that showcase Sydney's beaches and mountains. Damien has purchased 50 trees for a favourite site of ours ... Westgate Park. These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA.     The friends group behind the park Westgate Biodiversity have been working on a re-vegetation program at the park [...]

13 08, 2018

Gus for the planet.

By |2018-08-13T18:49:18+00:00August 13th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Gus for the planet.

Gus runs a small boutique Design and Innovation agency called Roshambo and is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University. A dynamic and engaging public speaker, Gus travels around the world giving keynote address in the US, Europe and back in his home country South America.  I saw Gus in action at a Ballarat business conference and was instantly captivated by his passion, sense of humour and obvious love [...]

4 08, 2018

CERES Supporting Community Projects.

By |2018-08-04T19:07:21+00:00August 4th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on CERES Supporting Community Projects.

CERES (Centre of Education and Research in Environmental Strategies) is an award winning, not-for-profit park located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in Melbourne. The park offers many services including a food market, nursery, cafe, education programs and guided tours. They walk the talk at CERES by encouraging school groups to chip in to buy 2 trees to cover the carbon footprint of their visit to and from CERES. Over the past [...]

29 06, 2018

GJG doing CSR!

By |2018-06-29T18:29:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|GJG, Schools, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on GJG doing CSR!

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 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 project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) [...]

22 01, 2018

Trees for schools.

By |2018-01-22T13:47:10+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals, Major Supporters, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for schools.

Brian and Maree Harrison (Harrison Funerals) are fabulous community members who, since 2010, have donated almost 500 mature trees to Ballarat primary schools and community gardens.  The schools greatly benefit from the donation of trees for the school yard, providing shade to the students as well as a habitat for native species of insects and birds. Recently, Skipton PS and Sebastopol PS received 3 and 9 trees respectively.     Harrison Funerals ‘strive [...]

30 11, 2017

Trees for a rural wedding.

By |2017-12-19T11:59:04+00:00November 30th, 2017|Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for a rural wedding.

Congratulations to Melissa Cole and Tristan Lambert on their wedding earlier this year. Kindly parents/in-law, Barb Hiley and Peter Lambert have gifted the newlyweds 75 trees. One for each attendee at the wedding. What a great way to begin a new life together by having a low (carbon) footprint wedding.   Image ... Bush Bank Weddings The 75 trees were planted at primary schools at 2 locations. Thirty trees were planted by [...]

21 11, 2017

Planting a grove of silver birches.

By |2017-12-19T12:02:02+00:00November 21st, 2017|Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Planting a grove of silver birches.

This year alone, Brian and Maree Harrison (Harrison Funerals) have donated over 100 mature trees to Ballarat primary schools. The schools have benefited from the donation of trees for the school yard, providing shade to the students as well as a habitat for native species of insects and birds. Recently, Buninyong PS received 15 silver birches for their oval.     Harrison Funerals ‘strive to ensure that every family’s funeral experience is a positive [...]

6 11, 2017

Girl Guides plant 20 mature trees.

By |2017-12-19T12:06:15+00:00November 6th, 2017|Harrison Funerals, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Girl Guides plant 20 mature trees.

Brian and Maree Harrison (Harrison Funerals) have once again donated trees to community groups in the Ballarat district. This time around, 20 mature trees were planted at the Girl Guides camp at Creswick, due to the generosity of this caring couple.     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 [...]

26 10, 2017

Kings Cars and 300 community trees

By |2017-12-19T12:05:40+00:00October 26th, 2017|Fifteen Trees, King's Cars, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Kings Cars and 300 community trees

Peter King from King’s Cars Ballarat has been a generous supporter of Fifteen Trees for 7 years. During that time he has helped community groups in the Ballarat district plant over 6,500 trees. Fifteen Trees plants 15 trees for every Mitsubishis ASX sold at the dealership. Corporate social responsibility at its best. Last month, 300 of Peter’s trees were planted at across 3 sites: the Girl Guide Hall at Lingbogol (120 trees), Waubra [...]

16 10, 2017

Sixty trees thanks to Kell Funerals

By |2018-01-24T15:15:55+00:00October 16th, 2017|Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Sixty trees thanks to Kell Funerals

Jenny Biddy and John Kell from Kell Funerals (St Arnaud & Donald, Victoria) have once again supported our tree planting efforts here at Fifteen Trees by sponsoring the planting of 60 trees (along with 60 tree guards).   Kell Funerals plant trees on the behalf of those who are entrusted into their care.   The trees were planted by Donald High School students at the Donald field & Game last week.  Liz [...]

25 09, 2017

Skretting Supports 9 Tasmanian Projects.

By |2018-01-24T15:18:27+00:00September 25th, 2017|Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on Skretting Supports 9 Tasmanian Projects.

Skretting Australia is an international company producing feed for the aquaculture industry. They pride themselves on their commitment to sustainability. This year, they have once again generously committed to helping out our tree planting efforts in Tasmania, to the tune of 2030 trees!     Skretting’s trees were distributed across 3 locations. At Wynyard, 700 trees were planted at Sister's Creek and Doctors Rocks, 1,000 trees went to Alison Hugo and her [...]

11 09, 2017

Planting next to the world’s tallest flowering trees.

By |2018-01-24T15:18:38+00:00September 11th, 2017|Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on Planting next to the world’s tallest flowering trees.

Geoff Lea from Walking Track Services Tasmania, has many years experience walking along tracks in National Parks, keeping an eye on the condition of our native environment. He has also had a hand in constructing many kilometers of the tracks themselves. For the past few years, Geoff has been generously donating funds to help our Tasmanian projects. This year was no exception .   Geoff’s trees (105) went to the Derwent [...]

11 09, 2017

Kings Cars and Scotsburn

By |2018-01-24T15:18:50+00:00September 11th, 2017|King's Cars, Major Supporters, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Kings Cars and Scotsburn

Peter King from King's Cars Ballarat has been a generous supporter of Fifteen Trees for 7 years. During that time he has helped community groups in the Ballarat district plant over 6,000 trees.  Fifteen Trees plants 15 trees for every Mitsubishis ASX sold at the dealership. Corporate social responsibility at its best. Last month, 150 of Peter's trees were planted at Scotsburn PS.   Scotsburn PS   School teacher, [...]

28 08, 2017

Trees for Southern Tasmania.

By |2018-01-24T15:19:23+00:00August 28th, 2017|GJG, Schools, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on Trees for Southern Tasmania.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has helped plant 34,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year, the project will see over 8,500 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Ludek Valta from G. J. Gardner Homes [...]

23 08, 2017

Mature trees for Scotsburn Primary School.

By |2017-12-15T10:42:14+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Harrison Funerals, Schools, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Mature trees for Scotsburn Primary School.

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’. In line with this statement, through Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals plant one mature tree for every funeral service.   Last month, Shaun O'Loughlin and his students from Scotsburn Primary School planted 20 mature trees to maintain and [...]

20 03, 2017

Another 240 trees planted thanks to Kings Cars.

By |2017-12-15T10:42:19+00:00March 20th, 2017|Fifteen Trees, King's Cars, Schools, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Another 240 trees planted thanks to Kings Cars.

On National Tree Day last year, Georgie Green, Science and Sustainable teacher at Skipton PS, organised staff, parents, teachers and students to help plant 90 native trees on the school grounds and at the local Jubilee Park.  The day was made possible because of the generosity of Peter King and the team from King's Cars. Fifteen Trees plants 15 trees for every Mitsubishis sold at the dealership. To date, Peter has [...]