November 26, 2021

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Young custodians of the land.

Ludek and Lenka Valta from G.J. Gardner Homes Hobart West are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. To date they have planted over 2,370 trees. This year Ludek, Lenka and their team purchased 540 native plants trees for the Hobart region, on Nipaluna country, and planted out by students from Dodges Ferry Primary School.

TREES PLANTED

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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.

 

 

Ludek and Lenka Valta from G.J. Gardner Homes Hobart West are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. To date they have planted over 2,370 trees. This year Ludek, Lenka and their team purchased 540 native plants trees for the Hobart region, on Nipaluna country, and planted out by students from Dodges Ferry Primary School.

 

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Dodges Primary School Students donating their time & muscles.

 

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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Students from Dodges Ferry Primary School taking climate action into their own hands.

 

We think it’s a bit magical when primary students take on tree plantings. Not only are they able to experience some outdoor learning, it sets them up from an early age to appreciate nature and understand we are all custodians of the land.

 

“Staff and students participated in the revegetation activity and learnt about the function and importance of wetlands and how they support our local ecosystem.

Students took a lot of pride in their work and will follow up care and maintenance of the site, watering and weeding as necessary.

Thank you for the continued support.”

 

Sonja Ralph | Community Garden Coordinator | Dodges Ferry Primary School

 

 

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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