Di and Brad Stranbrook from G.J. Gardner Homes Mildura are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Di, Brad and their team purchased 750 native trees for the local region. Since 2013, they have helped support the planting of 6, 345 native trees.
Local Landcare groups determine the best tree species for the region. The seedlings themselves are grown by local independent nurseries who have collected seed from the region by hand. The sites that have been planted in the past have included, nature reserves, parklands, roadsides, school grounds, riverbanks & rural properties. This year, Di and Brad’s trees were planted by The Millewa Carwarp Landcare Group along with local landcare families in the Sunraysia District.
The Millewa – Carwarp Landcare Group shared the 750 trees with 17 local farming families. These trees were planted in the Sunraysia District over the course of the winter/spring months. The main species chosen were Eucalypts, Acacias and Melaleuca. The trees and shrubs have been used as wildlife corridors on local farms. These trees will benefit our native Regent Parrot, Whistling Kites and Echidnas.
On behalf of our community we would like to thank G.J. Gardner Homes Mildura and the Fifteen Trees program for the opportunity to support native revegetation in our area.
Annette Lambert | President | Millewa-Carwarp Landcare Group
G.J. Gardner prides itself on being a practical, hands-on family affair, and in past years staff have happily gone out with their local community to plant their trees themselves. To keep the local connection, all trees are planted near the offices managing the builds, between 200-900 trees for every district. Local Landcare groups determine the best tree species for the site. The seedlings themselves are often grown by local independent nurseries who have collected seed from the region by hand.
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.
Thank you Di and Brad for your continued support of our tree planting projects in the north western region of the state.
If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable business, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]>.
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.
Fifteen Trees helps individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint through sponsoring Australian community tree planting projects.
Fifteen Trees acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where we work, live and learn.