November 16, 2017


Smiles for trees.


G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has helped us plant well over 34,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year, the project will see over 8,500 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups.

The partnership with Fifteen Trees allows GJG teams to go into the field for some team building activities as well as help support the local community through their corporate social responsibility policies.


Mark Pemmelaar from G. J. Gardner Homes Melbourne NW  is a generous supporter of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, Mark purchased 255 trees for Lynette Holdsworth and her Friends of Toolern Creek group.

    tree planting  
We planted the gum trees at various sites along the Toolern Creek. Some at Darlingsford, and others on Allan Mance’s property and some near Fraser Street Melton South and finally some down alongside Big Red. Students from Catholic regional Collage helped us on the day. They were a terrific group of young people. All smiles! Lynette  Holdsworth OAM | President Coordinator | Friends of Toolern Creek
  What a great photo! Thank you to Lynette for organising the site and the people power, and thank you to Mark Pemmelaar for purchasing the trees for this fabulous tree planting group. Slàinte – Colleen    



June 18, 2024
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!


June 18, 2024
‘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.


June 17, 2024
‘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.