October 26, 2021

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Perfect planting day.

Mark and Karyn Pemmelaar from G.J. Gardner Homes Melbourne Inner North are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Mark, Karyn and team purchased 225 native plants trees for Bacchus Marsh region, planted by the Grow West team of volunteers.

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.

 

Mark and Karyn Pemmelaar from G.J. Gardner Homes Melbourne Inner North are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Mark, Karyn and team purchased 225 native plants trees for Bacchus Marsh region, planted by the Grow West team of volunteers.

 

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.

 

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Happy faces at tree planting day are our favourite faces

 

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.

A team of trusty volunteers set out to plant the trees on what they described as ‘the perfect day for planting’ in Legenda’s Garden, based in Sunshine (Victoria), to make this lovely spot even more special, create habitat and beautify the area.

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The collective energy of the fabulous tree planting crew

 

There is something quite magical about the collective energy of a tree planting session – if you could bottle it and sell it, we think you’d make a fortune!

 

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Sunshine aplenty at Grow West Community Tree planting day

 

Trees were also planted at nearby Kororoit Creek.

“A massive thank you to everyone who came along today. Love that community spirit. Big thanks to Melbourne Water for sponsoring the event and Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House and G.J. Gardner Homes Australia‘s plus Fifteen Trees for the donation of plants.” Friends of Kororoit Creek.

 

If you are also interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Bianca 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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