October 22, 2015

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Tree Planting with G.J. Gardner Ballarat.

TREES PLANTED

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our NATIVE ENVIRONMENT since 2013 and in that time has HELPED PLANT 1000’s of trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year, the project will see over 7,000 trees planted by SCHOOLS, landcare and various ENVIRONMENTAL groups. GJGLogo_NO-TAG_WHITE_BG_lrgRob McMaster from G.J Gardner Homes Ballarat is a generous supporter of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Rob purchased 1065 trees for his community. The trees were planted across 3 separate sites. Sarah Page planted 370 trees at St Francis Xavier Primary School, Louise-Jane Cunningham planted 595 trees with the Leigh Creek Landcare Network and Allison Pearce planted 100 trees on the road-side reserve near her home in Buninyong, [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Villa Maria notice board.
Villa Maria notice board.
Rob McMaster and Lisa Dark from GJG visited Villa Primary School on their Tree Planting Day.  They spent a morning with Sarah & the students, digging holes, planting trees & securing them with the bamboo sticks (and the new trees certainly needed it, as it was extremely windy on the day).  Lisa wrote “It was so lovely to see the children really enjoying themselves and learning with Sarah as they planted”.  [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
A quick lesson in how to plant a tree.
A quick lesson in how to plant a tree.
From the Leigh Creek group, Louise-Jane wrote ” A massive thank you to G.J. Gardner Homes Ballarat and Fifteen Trees. When we moved to our farm in 2008 we designated an area that would be home to many thousands of trees. Although unfortunately we didn’t realise quite how many trees we had room for. Luckily Fifteen Trees and GJ Gardner homes Ballarat came to our rescue, and enabled us to plant 595 trees this year. The planting has already made a big difference to the area we wish to fill up with trees. The site sits among trees that we have been planting since 2012, so it really complements our existing plantings. Thank you so much for all your support. We couldn’t have done it without you!” [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
The wild west (ern) of Leigh Creek.
The wild west (ern) of Leigh Creek.
And finally, some photos from the planting site at Buninyong. Over the years, Allison has been the recipient of many trees from G.J. Gardner. She has sent in photos from a few years ago to show us how she is re-vegetating the entire roadside reserve in her neighbourhood. The native wildlife is loving the Pearce family. [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
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Thank you Rob and the team from G.J. Gardner Ballarat. You are making a huge difference the native environs around Ballarat. Slainte (Irish for cheers) – Colleen[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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