November 28, 2023


Planted in

GJG Hobart West. Creating homes for Tawny-frogmouths and friends.

Ludek and Lenka Valta from G.J. Gardner Homes Hobart West are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Ludek, Lenka and their team purchased 375 native trees for local animal sanctuary Bonorong.



G.J. Gardner Homes Hobart West have been supporting our tree planting projects since 2015 and have to date helped plant 3,885 native trees and shrubs in their local area.



This year, GJG’s trees (375) were planted by the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Hobart, Tasmania (Lutruwita). Bonorong operates Tasmania’s largest 24/7 Wildlife Rescue Service and their army of volunteers brings aid to thousands of suffering animals every year. G.J. Gardner’s contribution was gratefully received.


The trees were a mixture of Acacias, Hakeas, Banksias and Eucalyptus species all indigenous to the Hobart district.


Thank you GJG Hobart for your most generous donation which will help enhance the environment of our sanctuary for all native animals, in particular our iconic and loved Tawny-frogmouths, Tassie Devils, bandicoots and wombats.

Justin Hyde | Director | Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary




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 (with the proper licensing, of course). The sites that have been planted have included nature reserves, parklands, roadsides, school grounds, riverbanks & rural properties.


Planting at Bonorong, TAS


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 Ludek and Lenka for your continued support of our tree planting projects on the beautiful island of Tasmania.


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.



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