October 29, 2019


Planting trees for the platypus.


Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone, the relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups.

  The partnership with Fifteen Trees, allows G.J. Gardner teams to go into the field for some team building activities as well as giving some support to the local community.
Luke O’Connor and Andrew Timms from G. J. Gardner Homes Melbourne South East are generous supporters of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year Luke and Andrew purchased 315 trees for the the Belgrave Platypus Festival.  
Planting at the Platypus Festival
  Thank you to G.J. Gardner for supporting our Platypus Festival again this year. We had so many attend the festival. The event is growing bigger every year. Everyone enjoyed the tree planting sessions that ran throughout the day. The trees we planted under the larger eucalyptus trees will protect the soil from compaction and give the older trees a chance to continue to grow. Festival Organiser | Platypus Festival | Belgrave  
Many volunteers helped to plant the trees.
  Thank you Luke and Andrew for enabling this planting event to go ahead by purchasing 315 native trees and shrubs for your local community festival. Thank you also to the festival organisers for co-ordinating the planting on the day.  
Sláinte – Colleen   Colleen Filippa is the Founder and Director of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years. To be part of the movement of companies looking to make a tangible contribution to our community groups and our native environment, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or on 0400 040 659.



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Individual actions really do matter! Individually we can really only make small differences to the world around us, but collectively our numbers add up. And if enough individuals are involved then forests can be grown!


June 10, 2024
We have a handful of organisations who purchase trees when they can. These organisations are masters of ingenuity when it comes to incorporating tree planting into their business practices.


May 21, 2024
The Institute of Public Accounts has supported one of our revegetation projects by purchasing a tree for every attendee at their recent Victorian Conference held in Ballarat, VIC. The trees (70) were planted in the district, in the weeks following the conference.