November 26, 2021

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Waterways preservation.

Michael Ellett and his team from G.J. Gardner Homes East Gippsland are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. To date they have planted 3,300 trees. This year Michael and team purchased 720 native plants trees for the Gippsland Lakes region which is on country spanning three indigenous nations of Bidewell, Yuin, Gunnaikurnai and Monero (Ngarigo), and planted out by Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare. They know conservation and restoration of indigenous vegetation have long term benefits in terms of human health, quality of life and environmental sustainability.

TREES PLANTED

720

G.J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our community tree planting projects since 2013, and in that time, we have planted over 75,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania due to their generous support. That impressive number comes because G.J. Gardner plants 15 native trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria.

 

 

Michael Ellett and his team from G.J. Gardner Homes East Gippsland are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. To date they have planted 3,300 trees. This year Michael and team purchased 720 native plants trees for the Gippsland Lakes region which is on country spanning three indigenous nations of Bidewell, Yuin, Gunnaikurnai and Monero (Ngarigo), and planted out by Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare. They know conservation and restoration of indigenous vegetation have long term benefits in terms of human health, quality of life and environmental sustainability.

 

tree planting
Trees are essential in keeping our waterways clean.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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Just some of the 720 trees planted by Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare.

 

Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare (TBLC) strive to protect and enhance the flora and fauna of Tambo Bluff. They look after the environmental health and amenity of the wetlands, feeder gullies, parklands and coastline at Tambo Bluff on the Gippsland Lakes and help in the stewardship of the Bluff’s natural assets.

 

Their key aims are:

  1. Revegetate public land with indigenous trees and shrubs grown from local seed.
  2. Provide habitat for native fauna including corridors to neighbouring properties.
  3. Eradicate or control feral animals and noxious weeds.
  4. Protect existing native flora and fauna and landscape values.
  5. Promote the importance of the Tambo Bluff wetlands.
  6. Encourage indigenous planting on private land.

 

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Speeding up the process of tree planting in a clever way.

 

The diversely rich Gippsland Lakes region is also home to the rare and endangered Burrunan dolphins. A popular tourist destination, it’s an area renowned for fishing and wildlife. With so much activity, protection and revegetation will ensure enjoyment by many, for years to come.

 

 

If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact us at <[email protected]> and ask for a no obligation proposal or check out our COMPANY page for more info.

 

 

Writer

Lou Ridsdale is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019.

 

She is a big-minded green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone is capable of leading a more nourishing and sustainable life. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her own digital/comms agency Hey Hoe Let’s Grow Socials. She also founded Food Is Free Inc. a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child.

 

You can find Lou here

 

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