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Fil Jovetic and Paul Walters from G.J. Gardner Homes Melb South East are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Fil, Paul and their team purchased 150 native plants trees for the Grow West project.

TREES PLANTED

150

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.

 

 

Fil Jovetic and Paul Walters from G.J. Gardner Homes Melb South East are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Fil, Paul and their team purchased 150 native plants trees for the Grow West project.

 

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Leaf litter plays an important role in habitat for creatures, especially insects.

 

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.

 

The 150 trees, lovingly planted by the brilliant team at Grow West will serve the region well. In particular, they will provide new breeding habitat for the much loved Tawny Frogmouth, which are prevalent in the Bacchus Marsh region.

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The Tawney Frogmouth couple up and mate for life

 

Often mistakenly referred to as owls, the birds need old trees to camouflage well into for protection. Their plumage is very akin to old wrinkly bark! Which is why it’s so important to plant trees for them for their future. We all know it takes many years for trees to age.

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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