November 1, 2019

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Each tree adds value to the forest.

TREES PLANTED

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 100 trees for Melbourne’s Westgate Park.  
These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA team and their students. These 100 trees represent the students. As they grow they will become important in the world. Each tree adds value to the forest. Damien McClellan | Founder | EcoTreasures
    The friends’ group behind the park Westgate Biodiversity have been working on a re-vegetation program at the park for the past 20 years. Annually they plant around 20,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses. Their aim is to return the area to the river ecosystem it once was. They are well on their way there. As these trees grow, the biodiversity of the area is improving. It is becoming a popular place for the people of Melbourne and for the birds and animals that choose to make the park their home.  
Westgate Biodiversity volunteers.
 
Westgate Biodiversity members and other volunteers gave up part of their Saturday to improve Westgate Park’s Southern Wetlands. This area was added to the park several years ago and has undergone a transformation. Using these plants provided by EcoTreasures, the wetland area is a stunning addition to the Park especially with the spring flowering plants. Tony Flude | Co-ordinator | Westgate Biodiversity  
Thank you to Tony for all your work at this park. And thank you also to Damien who has been a supporter of Fifteen Trees and our community tree planting projects since 2012. Damien has purchased almost 600 trees over that time period. An EcoTreasures forest!   Sláinte – Colleen   Colleen Filippa is the Founder and Director of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years. To be part of the movement of people looking to make a tangible contribution to our community groups and our native environment, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or on 0400 040 659.   Westgate Park 400 trees / CERES 100 / Evoke 100 / Ecotreasures 100 / 

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Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!

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‘We feel very grateful, thankful and quite overwhelmed when we think about the contributions of all of the people involved. The project would not have happened without the support from sponsors of Fifteen Trees and such sterling efforts from Landcare and all the volunteers’. Kinglake Landcare.

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‘We have some amazing customers who buy a tree as an extra when they book a tour with us. We have also bought some to help mother nature’. EcoTreasures.