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9 08, 2020

Black Cockatoos of WA

By |2020-09-04T13:08:25+10:00August 9th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Western Australia|0 Comments

Marsupials tend get the spotlight, but one of Australia’s crowning glories has to be our parrots. Especially our cockatoos. They are colourful, characterful, noisy, beloved, and ours. But some of them, to our national shame, are now endangered.     In Western Australia, centuries of land clearing for wheat and other European-style farming enterprises have stripped the landscape of essential habitat. Carnaby's, Baudin's & Forest Red Tail Black Cockatoos are [...]

4 08, 2018

Trees for Earth Day on National Tree Day.

By |2018-08-05T20:27:02+10:00August 4th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|2 Comments

Earth Day is a global event held annually on April 22nd. Across the world, people celebrate our beautiful Earth. Indeed, it is probably the world's largest environmental movement. Here in Australia, many of us went outside to walk, swim and just take a moment to show our gratitude. To be part of the movement, Fifteen Trees campaigned via social media to raise money to purchase trees for Earth Day. Many [...]

13 10, 2014

Manangatang P – 12

By |2017-12-15T10:42:56+11:00October 13th, 2014|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Manangatang P – 12

Along the Mallee highway towards the top north western corner of Victoria you will stumble across the small rural township of Manangatang (pop 3200). Nestled in this wheat and sheep country is the tiny school of Manangatang P-12. Donna Barry is the President of the Parents and Friends group and she contacted Fifteen Trees looking for support for the school's tree planting program. I was delighted to help out with [...]

24 11, 2013

Rillassante Uliveto, Koroit Vic.

By |2017-12-15T10:43:06+11:00November 24th, 2013|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Rillassante Uliveto, Koroit Vic.

Dear Colleen, Thank you for the opportunity to receive some trees (120) through your Fifteen Trees program. My wife and son helped to put the seedlings into the ground. We selected native trees from our local nursery (Codrington) to encourage the native animals onto our property. We planted Sugar Gums, Blackwoods  and Flowering Eucalyptus.  Chris Alsop, Rillassante Uliveto, Koroit. One small Blackwood seedling. Chris planted the trees in [...]

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