December 12, 2010

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enews summer ’10/’11

TREES PLANTED

  A huge thank you needs to be sent to a lot of people without who’s help we couldn’t have planted over 2000 trees this year. The trees were planted in places like Mt Bald, Mt Mercer, Garibaldi and Creswick, Learmonth and Bendigo, West Gate Reserve and Kinglake. The buyers of the trees – our family and friends bought trees, small companies and large also got on board. We had real estate agents and car dealerships, body oil , party shops and companies who organise apprenticeships. Ballarat City Councillors and funeral directors, land developers and city planners.  Training colleges and web developers as well as However, it was the planters of the trees who play a huge part in helping to preserve our native heritage. Landcare groups planted on private and public land, environmental groups planted in community gardens and in almost all cases the groups and individuals were volunteers.  School kids helped out at and some Chinese visitors were also roped in to help out with some plantings. The growers of the trees also need a mention. This year I used 5 nurseries – Avalon, Creswick, La Trobe, Negear  and SKINC. All fabulous native nurseries who have the knowlege and expertise to grow hardy, endemic tube stock for our planters to collect. Next year with the continued assistance from those companies (20) already on board plus all the new companies who I hope I can entice, we are geared up to plant ‘lots and lots’ of trees – I am aiming for 10,000 in 2011 – a forest !! Once again a huge thank you to those with the money, to those with the expertise to plant trees, to those who grow the trees and to those who just love trees and are happy to follow our process along with a few words of encouragement along the way.

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

1110 TREES PLANTED

June 18, 2024
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!

1,500 TREES PLANTED

June 18, 2024
‘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.

50 TREES PLANTED

June 17, 2024
‘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.