December 15, 2021

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Lending a hand to nature.

Di and Brad Stranbrook from G.J. Gardner Homes Mildura are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. Over the past two years Di, Brad and their team purchased 1,245 native plants and trees for the local region and planted out by the Millewa/Carwarp Landcare group. Since 2013, they have planted 4,890 native trees/plants.

TREES PLANTED

1245

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.

GJ Gardner

Di and Brad Stranbrook from G.J. Gardner Homes Mildura are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. Over the past two years Di, Brad and their team purchased 1,245 native plants and trees for the local region and planted out by the Millewa/Carwarp Landcare group. Since 2013, they have planted 4,890 native trees/plants.

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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Little locals lending a hand.

 

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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The red dusty soil of Mildura region.

 

“The Fifteen Trees program was well supported, and we have shared our 1245 trees between 19 local groups within our Millewa region. A number of landholders have set up irrigation drippers to accommodate their trees. We were thrilled to see so many people from our local community participate.

 

The Millewa/Carwarp Landcare Group are confident that all trees are in good hands and would like to thank you, the Fifteen Trees program and GJ Gardener Homes Mildura for this amazing opportunity.  

 

Thank you also to Ken from Neangar Nursery for your wonderful selection of native plants local to our area.”

 

Annette Lambert | Facilitator | Millewa/Carwarp Landcare

 

 

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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