December 12, 2023

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GJG Central Gippsland. A Decade of Support.

‘We are most grateful for providing the native plants along with the ongoing financial support. This support has enabled us to improve the footprint of the land and offer a safe haven for wildlife’. Mt Worth Landcare

TREES PLANTED

330

Anthony and Fiona Ruff from G.J. Gardner Homes Central Gippsland are generous supporters of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year Anthony, Fiona and their team purchased 330 native trees for the Mt Worth and District Landcare Group, bringing their total number of trees to 3,705. The team from Sale, have been supporters of Fifteen Trees since 2013. A decade of support!

 

 

 

The trees were planted by members of the Mt Worth and District Landcare Group (MWDLG) at a site south of Warragul at the foot of Mt Worth and the Strzelecki Ranges. The original home of the Kulin and Kurnai aboriginal people. They were a mixture of indigenous native trees, shrubs and grasses. Species include, Manna Gums, Strzelecki and Blue Gums and other indigenous species associated with the Wet and Damp Forest of the Strzelecki Ranges.

 

Young volunteer with MWDLG.

 

This new reserve has been fenced to exclude cattle and will help protect the water source that is a tributary of Bear Creek and the Moe River, which feeds into the Lakes system in East Gippsland. The new planting beautifies the site, whilst improving the biodiversity of the area.  The district currently supports habitat for the Australian Wood Duck, Blue Wren, Willie Wagtail, Straw-necked Ibis and White-faced Heron in addition to a colony of frogs and burrowing crayfish. This planting also supports koala habitat.

 

Koala habitat trees were planted as part of the revegetation project.

 

The trees, shrubs and grasses will continue to encourage and protect the movement of native animals via a wildlife corridor that links to the dam, connecting to fenced gullies that have been previously planted with support of the local Landcare Group.

 

We are most grateful for providing the native plants along with the ongoing financial support. This support has enabled us to improve the footprint of the land and offer a safe haven for wildlife.

Marg Cornwell & Jules Mehegan | Members | Mt Worth Landcare

 

G.J. Gardner’s core business is building homes. Safe, secure places for families to grow and thrive for many years to come. We love that alongside this G.J. Gardner is planting forests, which is very much the same thing; safe, secure places for fauna and flora to grow and thrive for many years to come.

 

Writer: Colleen Filippa

 

With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.

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