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.
David James and his team from G.J Gardner Yarra Ranges are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year David and team purchased 180 native plants and trees planted out in the Yea in the Upper Goulburn Shire.
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.
“With the help of volunteers from the local ANZ Bank and Yea Landcare members, we planted indigenous plants (kindly provided by supporters of Fifteen Trees) into an area that has been fenced off from stock by the landowner. This revegetation site will provide a protected habitat for wildlife.
The morning started out in thick fog, but the sun broke through eventually and it was a great day for everyone involved.
Landowners, John and Elizabeth Runciman are very grateful for the trees and will be keeping an eye out for the native woodland birds that they hope will be enticed to frequent the area.”
Chris Cobern | Landcare Facilitator & Project Officer | Upper Goulburn Landcare Network
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.
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