October 3, 2019

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G.J. Gardner are connecting with communities in a wonderful way!

TREES PLANTED

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.
Rob McMaster from G. J. Gardner Homes Ballarat is a generous supporter of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year Rob and his team purchased 1265 trees for Jenny Ryle and the Leigh Creek Catchment Group.  
GJG Ballarat
  This is the G. J. Gardner Homes planting site. It is one of six sections along the Union Jack Creek which we are restoring. The whole creek from the bridge at the top to the confluence with the Yarrowee was invaded with woody weeds. There were just two native species; Blackwood and bidgee widgee and now there are next to no weeds, very few rabbits and 42 species of native plants bringing biodiversity back to this area. This was the steepest section and difficult to work on but we needed to make it connected with the rest of the work. Thank you to Rob and the team from GJG Ballarat. Thank you for not only purchasing the trees (1265) for this site but also for coming out and helping us plant. Jenny Ryle | Secretary | Leigh Catchment Group  
Thank you Rob for enabling this project to go ahead by purchasing (and planting) 1265 trees for Jenny and her hardworking group of volunteers. Thank you also to Jenny for finding a site and co-ordinating the planting with the Leigh Catchment Group and Ballarat Wildplants Nursery.   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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Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!

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‘We feel very grateful, thankful and quite overwhelmed when we think about the contributions of all of the people involved. The project would not have happened without the support from sponsors of Fifteen Trees and such sterling efforts from Landcare and all the volunteers’. Kinglake Landcare.

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‘We have some amazing customers who buy a tree as an extra when they book a tour with us. We have also bought some to help mother nature’. EcoTreasures.