September 25, 2022

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GJG Melbourne East supporting urban green space.

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.

TREES PLANTED

300

G.J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our community tree planting projects since 2013, and in that time, we have planted over 85,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania due to their generous support.

GJ Gardner

 

Steve and Rebecca Moore from G.J. Gardner Homes Melbourne East are generous supporters of local community groups, and their tree planting projects. This year Steve, Rebecca and their team purchased 300 native plants trees for Friends of Blind Creek Billabong.

 

Volunteers planting out the trees and shrubs.

 

With the help of 50 volunteers, the Friends group planted two new garden bed on the north bank of Blind Creek. The area was previously open grassland. This area will further enhance the continuing rehabilitation of the Blind Creek Corridor.

 

Since July 2001, the Friends Group has been planting local indigenous species, controlling weeds and cleaning up litter in Blind Creek Reserve, the revegetation area behind the small fence and also, for 20 metres inside the quarry fence. All of the Reserve is a very important wildlife corridor for birds, (large and small including Barn owls), Little Forest bats, frogs, lizards, beetles, butterflies, skippers, other insects and more. The bushland within the quarry property is very important for protecting the habitat of all the land we care for.

 

Revegetation work continues thanks to corporate sponsorship from GJG.

Urban build-up in metropolitan areas like Melbourne, often leads to forgetting the importance of nearby green spaces and creek beds. As we whizz by industrial and retail spaces on public transport, our bikes and in vehicles the urban terrain blends into one. But take a closer look, there’s a lot of pockets there for habitat and keeping our air clean.

 

Thank you to Steve and Rebecca for helping us support those community groups who protect and enhance our urban green spaces.

 

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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