December 10, 2023

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Envirotecture. Designing a more harmonious world

Envirotecture set the bar high when it comes to environmental commitment and achievement. Not only do the team build stylish and sustainable properties Australia-wide, they back up that commitment by sponsoring our native tree planting projects.

TREES PLANTED

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Envirotecture believe in sustainable architecture. They know the environmental wins when you build with nature, not against it.

 

 

 

 

Last December, Dick Clarke and Andy Marlow from  Envirotecture and Talina Edwards from Talina Edwards Architecture came together to form one fabulous company. All had years of experience in highly reputable work, and with an aligned vision, they believed combining forces would bring even more quality options for their clients – be it in consulting or in actual design.

Envirotecture facilitate and future-proof your lifestyle with a combination of their cost-effective designs, and energy-efficient solutions. We love that their motto is ‘it feels good to do good things with good people for the greater good!’ It’s how we like to conduct our heart-based business too.

 

2023 | 60 trees | Burrumbeet, VIC

The trees were planted at Sunnybank Farm (land of the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people) with assistance from Year 10 students from Ballarat Clarendon College. This site has been specifically designed so that insects and birds (such as Wedge-tailed eagle, Black kites, Black swans, Black and white cockatoos, magpies and ravens, Square-tailed Kite, Tawny Frogmouth and Black Falcon) can safely travel between paddocks, encouraging increased activity and diversity.

 

Tree guards (60) were also generously funded by Envirotecture for this project.

 

Some of the species planted included: Black and Silver Wattle, Drooping Sheoak, River Bottlebrush, Hop Bush, Yellow Box, Yellow Hakea and Wooly Teatree, and were sourced from Neagnar Nursery in Bendigo. The trees planted were a continuation from previous years planting to create a wildlife corridor between small remnant reserves.

 

We are super grateful to those who purchased these trees on our behalf. These trees have established well and are going to provide many years of shelter and feed to native wildlife. Each year we are able to plant more trees than planned due to the generous sponsors of Fifteen trees.

Jasmine Walton | Manager | Sunnybank Farm

 

2022 | 60 trees | Grampians, VIC

Envirotecture trees (60) were planted at Slaty Creek, VIC. The 60 trees were a mix of purposefully selected plants to complement the birdlife, insects, and other creatures who call The Grampians/Gariwerd their home on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Western Victoria. The trees were also selected to survive the cold winters and dry summers the mountainous terrain experiences. They will grow to varying heights (tall and understory) to ensure a variety of habitats for the local wildlife (including some of the bird species shown below).

 

Parrots of The Grampians/Gariwerd, Western VIC.

 

We are thankful for the expertise of the Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare Network (BNGLN) in their support in helping to plant these trees. Here’s an interview we recently conducted with Andrew Borg, coordinator of this network.

 

A huge thank you to the sponsors of these trees.  You are helping to build habitat, fix erosion, increase soil carbon; and hopefully, together we can bring back the Black Cockatoos!

Andrew Borg | Coordinator | BNGLN

 

This planting will form a network of habitat bio-corridors for all sorts of native animals and birds, while also alleviating the issue of creek erosion.

 

2021 | 60 trees | Bendigo, VIC

The trees went to one of our favourite sites (Bendigo) with one of our favourite landing groups (Northern Bendigo Landcare Group). They were a mixture of eucalyptus and acacias, all native to the district and supplied by Neangar Nursery in Eaglehawk, VIC.

 

Planting volunteers at Streamside Reserve, Bendigo.

 

Once again we have enjoyed generous support from Fifteen Trees and their supporters. We planted these trees at Bendigo Creek Streamside Reserve. We strategically planted these at 1m spacing to provide dense planting with a view to assisting in longer term weed control.

Nicole Howie | Secretary | Northern Bendigo Landcare Group

 


 

With offices in our home town of Ballarat, VIC as well as in Elanora Heights, NSW, 60 native trees are the cherries on top as far as sustainable business practices go. Thank you Envirotecture!

 

If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or on 0400 040 659. In the meantime, check out our Comany 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

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