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19 12, 2020

Trees as gifts!

By |2020-12-24T13:13:04+11:00December 19th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

We are sure you have noticed ... Christmas is approaching. There is an air of well-intentioned panic in the air, as swarms of people race around to purchase gifts for their loved ones, hoping that this year, the candlestick/photoframe/novelty mug won’t end up in an op-shop or being re-gifted*, three weeks later. Gifting can be a tricky business, both on a personal and an ethical level. *mind you we are [...]

28 07, 2020

To Tasmania with love.

By |2020-07-31T11:10:42+10:00July 28th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|2 Comments

It’s fair to say 2020 hasn’t gone quite like anyone had planned. Of course, there’s the underlying fear of the virus itself and what it can do. But the truly novel, unsettling thing the pandemic has done to us is to fundamentally upset our sense of connection. How do we support each other if we can’t be in the same place? If we don’t even have the possibility of being [...]

19 06, 2019

What 14 individuals can achieve!

By |2019-06-19T13:56:53+10:00June 19th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on What 14 individuals can achieve!

Up in the Wimmera Mallee district of Victoria, 500 trees were recently 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 planting of half of those trees was made possible by 14 individuals who collectively have made a huge contribution to this small rural community.   Donald High School wish [...]

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