May 1, 2024


A.P.S. Protecting habitat.

Protection comes naturally to the staff at Australasian Protective Services, so it synchs perfectly with their drive to also protect habitat, humans and the planet via Fifteen Trees native tree planting projects.



Australasian Protective Services (APS) know it is each individual and organisation’s duty to protect. This is something they’ve been doing for over 25 years, with a world-wide client base, assisting with cyber security, cash in transit, provision of security personnel, and technology.


A few team members from APS.


At APS, we believe the true security goes beyond physical boundaries. In our efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainability, we have made a minimum commitment of planting 300 trees per year. This initiative serves as our contribution to offsetting carbon emissions and creating a greener future. By integrating tree planting into our corporate social responsibility, we strive to leave a positive impact on the environment and ensure a safer world for generations to come.
Kuldeep Singh | Managing Director | Australasian Protective Services


APS have now joined forces to help look after and protect our unique forest systems with an annual contribution of 300 native trees for our community tree planting projects.


Bendigo, VIC / 300 trees / 2024

The trees were planted by Northern Bendigo Landcare (NBLG) at the Huntly Streamside Reserve, in Bendigo. The volunteers planted native species alongside the creek. This site had been damaged in the past due to gold mining and grazing activites.


Little landcare kiddies.


Forty-eight (48) people turned out to help plant the trees.  A highlight was having students from a nearby Primary School attend with their families. These students are part of the school’s Green Magpies, a group of sustainability leaders.  They were extremely keen and enjoyed being involved in practical community action to complement school learning.


Nicole from NBLG with students from St Josephs.



Mornington Peninsula, VIC / 300 trees / 2023


This project was at Balnarring and Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula, VIC. which is ancestral land of the Boon Wurrung Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. The trees were planted by the team at Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC).


Dirk, and the team from MPKC.


Some of the trees planted included local species of Gum such as Coastal Manna, Swamp, Narrow-leafed Peppermint and Ribbon. Other species planted included Black wattle, Blackwood and Sheoaks (Black, Swamp and Drooping).  All plants have been selected with the relevant Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) profiles in mind.


Volunteers from MPCK


The Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation wholeheartedly thanks you for purchasing trees on behalf of our koala conservation project.

 Thank you for being a part of this project which would not be possible without your generous contribution. We are now planning our fouth year of a multi year project and plan to continue ‘upping the ante’.

Dirk Jansen | President | Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation




We know it’s crucial to be protecting our native trees. And the stats are looking positive, and especially pleasing when you see local councils, landcare groups, and other social enterprises like Fifteen Trees, taking on tree planting initiatives.

Australia has over 125 million hectares of forest, which is 16% of our land area. Scoping out of this micro view – this is about 3 per cent of the world’s forest area, and the seventh-largest reported forest area worldwide if you look with a marco lens. Worthy of saving? We think so!

It is so pleasing to know companies like Australasian Protective Services also agree.–esxWOc


If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> and check out our COMPANY page for more info.



Writer – Lou Ridsdale


Lou is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019.

She is a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her side hustle Hey Hoe Let’s Grow. She also founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child. You can find Lou here





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!


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.


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.