September 7, 2014

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The Pentland Hills Project (Vic).

TREES PLANTED

The Pentland Hills district of Victoria is roughly 50 km west north-west of Melbourne. If you have ever traveled up to Ballarat (by road or rail) you will at some stage find yourself weaving through these hills. This district has its own micro-climate. The weather will suddenly change from sunshine to howling winds and rain, the road signs will light with flashing ‘slippery with wet’ warnings, fog will fall like a wet blanket and the sky will become ominously black (I exaggerate not). However, living amongst these hills are a group of hardy landholders who care very much for their native environment. So much so, that they are working their way along the Myrniong Creek planting trees as part of a Biolink project that links Mt Blackwood to the Werribee Gorge. This project is long term and on going. Helping out with their tree planting day this year, were volunteers from the Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, the Myrniong Primary School and the Friends of Werribee Gorge. pentlandhills Fifteen Trees and Pentland Hills Landcare would like to jointly thank CEO Poul Bottern and executive assistant Leah Phelan from A Plus, Apprentice + Trainee Services for the generous donation of 330 trees to this project. A Plus has been long time supporters of our native environment through Fifteen Trees.  The trees planted at the Pentland Hills will help reduce the carbon footprint of the 22 vehicles in their fleet. Slainte – Colleen

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

1020 TREES PLANTED

June 12, 2024
Individual actions really do matter! Individually we can really only make small differences to the world around us, but collectively our numbers add up. And if enough individuals are involved then forests can be grown!
Victoria

132 TREES PLANTED

June 10, 2024
We have a handful of organisations who purchase trees when they can. These organisations are masters of ingenuity when it comes to incorporating tree planting into their business practices.

70 TREES PLANTED

May 21, 2024
The Institute of Public Accounts has supported one of our revegetation projects by purchasing a tree for every attendee at their recent Victorian Conference held in Ballarat, VIC. The trees (70) were planted in the district, in the weeks following the conference.