September 13, 2023


GJG Yarra Ranges. Building habitat for native wildlife.

‘With the funding from G.J. Gardner Yarra Ranges, our environment and community is richer and greener’. Dixon Creek Landcare.



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, the team purchased another 300 native shrubs and trees for a revegetaion project in Lalor, VIC.



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.


Edgars Creek, Lalor, VIC | 300 trees | 2023


The trees for this project were purchased from VINC (Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-Op) and consisted of a mixture of Prickly Moses, Hedge Wattle, Kangaroo Apple, Sweet Bursaria plus a variety of local wattles. The species selected for planting are intended to provide forage and shelter for bird and reptile life.  The planting group are also aiming to put up more nest boxes this spring to entice native birds back into the area.


Community tree planting day at Lalor thanks to GJG Yarra Ranges.


Yarra Glen, VIC | 225 trees | 2022


Students from Yarra Glen PS.


David’s trees were planted by the Dixons Creek Landcare Group at the Yarra Glen Primary School at Yarra Glen. The trees were a mixture of indigenous poas, rushes, sedges along with Blackwoods and Sheoaks.


Students are hoping to entice native birds such as the Blue Wren into their school grounds.


Big thank you for the support at Yarra Glen Primary School. We managed to get 225 plants in the ground, and it also was an opportunity to talk to the students in Grade 5 and 6 about the science of plants, and the many benefits of our planting activity.

With the funding from G.J. Gardner Yarra Ranges, our environment and community is richer and greener.

John Birse | President | Dixons Creek Landcare Group


And a huge thank you from us here at Fifteen Trees. David, you are making a difference! Not only to the local environment, but to the children who have been able to go out with their teachers and members of the Dixon Creek Landcare Group to learn about why caring for our country is important.


Yea, VIC | 180 trees | 2021


tree planting
Young native seedlings ready to make their way into the world.


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.

The Upper Goulburn Landcare Network 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



Writer: Colleen Filippa


With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.



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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.