The community spirit was flying high when an amazing group of close to 100 humans gathered at Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation to plant out 1,000 trees and shrubs in total at Coolart Wetlands on a moody foggy morning.
Bask Aromatherapy, Melbourne based makers of plant-based luxury items specially designed to relax and heal had 135 trees planted during this session, thanks to owner Siobhan McCuskey’s commitment to ‘one tree planted for every online order via 15 Trees’.
The plantings were held during school holidays which meant loads of kids could pitch in to help us (well done guys – you are amazing!), and the trees will help provide habitat for not only one of our most iconic Australian animals, but also a species which sadly is facing extinction if we don’t plant more trees.
“Special shout-out to our friends at Our Song Lines who are celebrating Naidoc week with us. We couldn’t think of a better way to ‘Heal Country’. Today would not have been possible with the amazing sponsors behind Fifteen Trees. A heartfelt thank you.” MP Koalas
Bask Aromatherapy has been a special long-time supporter of Fifteen Trees. Siobhan from Bask Aromatherapy has had a long dedication to helping our environment – not only via tree planting, but the very essence of her business is about natural, plant-based ingredients which she uses in her own luxurious range of day spa-esque products.Therefore, teaming up with Fifteen Trees to connect the circle by planting one tree for every online order seemed like a totally natural fit.
Writer – Lou Ridsdale
Lou is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019.
She is a big-minded green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone is capable of leading 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 own digital/comms agency Hey Hoe Let’s Grow Socials. 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.
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