December 15, 2021


Planted in

Echidna Paradise.

Josh Tyrrell and his team from G.J Gardner Homes Warragul are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. Over the past year they have planted 480 trees. To date they have planted 1,425 trees in their district.



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.



Josh Tyrrell from G.J Gardner Homes Warragul and his team are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. Over the past year they have planted 480 trees. To date they have planted 1,425 trees in their district.


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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The Strzelecki Ranges are a favourite region for bushwalkers.


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.


“This year we have focused on the west-facing slope for our tree planting day with local Landcare members. All trees are guarded due to the number of wallabies and wombats that are present.


These plantings are creating habitat for native animals. We have really noticed an increase in the number of wallabies, echidna, and birds.


Thank you to G.J. Gardner Warragul for your continued support of our local revegetation projects in the Gippsland District.”


Rob East | Secretary | Mt Worth & District Landcare Group


South Gippsland is a magical and somewhat untouched region of Victoria and with planting projects like this one, we aim to keep it that way. The plantings took place in Trida, in the Strzelecki Ranges, known for its verdant landscapes. Situated in the south-eastern tip of Australia, and sitting between the Latrobe Valley to the north and Bass Strait to the south, the Strzelecki Ranges, (also known as the Strzelecki Hills) are a low mountain range in the Gippsland region. And is well known as a real nature corridor, loved by fans of rainforest bushwalking trails.


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Did you know a baby Echidna is called a ‘puggle’? How cute!


It is truly gratifying to hear reports of increased numbers of wallabies and echidnas in the region since planting took place. You can’t get a better result than that.


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Writer Lou Ridsdale

Lou 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 believes that everyone can lead 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.


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