December 16, 2021

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Building nature.

This year we planted 150 native trees /plants at Shelbourne (near Maldon on Dja Dja Wurrung  country) on behalf of Carland Constructions for two of their projects located in Ascot Vale and Williamstown, both suburbs within a short distance to inner Melbourne.

TREES PLANTED

150

Carland Constructions specialises in renovations, extensions, and increasingly…sustainability. Recently certified as a Passive House builder, owner and Director Matthew Carland is determined to implement new processes to make our homes healthier, more comfortable, and longer lasting.

 

 

tree planting

 

This year we planted 150 native trees /plants at Shelbourne (near Maldon on Dja Dja Wurrung  country) on behalf of Carland Constructions for two of their projects located in Ascot Vale and Williamstown, both suburbs within a short distance to inner Melbourne.

 

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Creating habitat corridors.

 

It seems like a no-brainer. Why wouldn’t you want to build a house that was good for your health and saved you thousands of dollars in energy bills? But old habits die hard, and poorly positioned under-insulated new builds and extensions are still all too common. Luckily for future generations (and the planet) there is a growing demand for sustainable building practices that don’t contribute any more emissions than they absolutely must.

 

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We always plant trees & plants native to the area.

 

Carland Constructions has the basics under control. It recycles rubbish where it can, limits waste, and proactively seeks out sustainable products. But it also goes one step further and offsets all its builds, making its projects largely carbon positive. In an energy-hungry industry this is impressive. For every project, Carland Constructions has pledged to partner with Fifteen Trees to plant fifty trees. It’s a straightforward and effective way to reduce the impacts of a build while making a positive contribution to the environment.

 

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The tree planting crew at Shelbourne (Maldon) on Dja Dja Wurrung country.

 

Matthew has a similarly straightforward view about his partnership with Fifteen Trees. ‘Why wouldn’t you support tree planting if you can?’ he says. Matthew, we couldn’t agree more. Why indeed. We hope to see lots more of this pragmatic, future-focused thinking from the building industry in the years to come.

 

“For our love for land and wildlife, we are trying to help put back into the earth for the future. Thank you to the supporters of Fifteen Trees for coming to our assistance.”

Joshua Talbot | Member | Shelbourne Landcare

 

If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Lou at <[email protected]> and ask for a no obligation proposal or check out our COMPANY page for more info.

 

Writer – Sarah Hart.

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.

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