National Tree Day wouldn’t be Australia’s biggest tree planting and nature event without the hard work of 100s of volunteers across the country. Run for the past 20 years by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota, Sunday July 28th 2019 saw a record number of trees planted across the nation.
And with the help of a host of volunteers, we did our bit too!
Working with Damon and Matt from the Narmbool Education Team, the boys selected and prepared a site at the historic homestead in Elaine (Vic) for us to plant out with trees. The trees were sourced from Ballarat Wildplants and were a mixture of Prickly tea-tree, Everlasting tree, Swamp-gum and various wattle species such as Black wattle. We had 25 people arrive on the Sunday morning to plant. The Scouts joined us along with a number of families from the district and a lone traveller from Melbourne.
Many of the trees we planted on Sunday, were generously purchased for us by Tom Kucera and the team at Effective Electrical. Through Fifteen Trees, Tom is planting 5 trees for every Effective Electrical customer. Effective Electrical are Ballarat’s accredited solar installers. Not only are they helping to keep costs of electricity down they are also reducing the carbon footprint of all those households who have gone solar.
To all the volunteers, we thank you. And of course, thank you too, Effective Electrical for supplying Narmbool with 300 trees for our National Tree Day planting. And to those who choose Effective Electrical for their solar insulations … good choice!
Sláinte – Colleen (Founder and Director of Fifteen Trees).
If you would like Fifteen Trees to organise some tree planting on your behalf or organise a team building day, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or on 0400 040 659. In the meantime, you can find out more information here. Did you know that 93% of Victorians believe business and industry should take action to be more sustainable (Sustainability Vic 2017).
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