May 1, 2024


Planted in

Health Nest. Giving Gifts of Trees.

‘We wanted to honour our teams’ invaluable contributions and growth with a gift that reflects a positive impact for our beautiful country. Trees planted in their name symbolises to us the strength, resilience, and growth team members have shown during their time with us’. Health Nest



Health Nest is a 100% women-founded and led organisation in Launceston on the lands of the Kanamaluka, in Lutruwita/Tasmania, operating over two locations in nearby Newstead and Scottsdale. They offer care, therapy and advice for hand and wrist issues, and are ‘a one stop hand, wrist and arm therapy shop’. Health Nest provides creative therapy for regional individuals who have been through a hand or wrist injury, or condition, so they can return to the things that bring them joy and purpose.



Swing by their website and you can see the care that Amy Geach (Founder & CEO) radiates towards clients and staff alike. Their ethics are worn proudly on their sleeves. Amy is showing this in actions as well as words, through the purchase of 105 trees as anniversary gifts for her staff members.


At the heart of our mission is a commitment to serving the individuals in our region who confront the challenges of hand or wrist injuries and conditions. We are steadfast in embodying the core values of reliability, adaptability, grit, passion, and integrity to provide exceptional care and enable our patients to regain their strength and dexterity.


The team, fuelled by sheer grit, passion, and a solid dose of kindness, is all about getting amazing regional people back on track. They understand that each hand tells a story and every grip on life is unique. Our motto, “We go out on a limb for you,” reflects our unwavering commitment to go above and beyond in our efforts to restore not only physical health but also the joy and purpose that make life worth living. We treasure every story, every hand, and every dream.


We wanted to honour our teams’ invaluable contributions and growth with a gift that reflects a positive impact for our beautiful country. Trees planted in their name symbolises to us the strength, resilience, and growth team members have shown during their time with us. Their dedication and hard work have not only propelled our team forward but have also contributed to a greener and healthier planet, which makes us very happy.

Amy Geach | Founder & CEO | Health Nest


The trees (105) have been planted with expertise and care at Zoodoo in the Coal Valley of Tasmania. Zoodoo is set on the hinterlands of the Coal River Tier, a beautiful bushland backdrop directly adjoining the zoos rear boundary. Situated between the towns of Tea Tree and Richmond, the 2000 acres of dry forest clads the western escarpment of the Coal River Tier. Zoodoo manages around 15% of this significant patch of threatened vegetation.


The planting site.


Towering 350m above the zoo, the Tiers forested slopes are isolated from other bushland remnants in the region by adjoining human modified environs. The bushland has become an ‘island adrift in a sea of agriculture’. After a preliminary assessment of the site by the Tasmanian Land Conservancies Land for Wildlife program, the refuge has been found to hold significant biodiversity values. Early results of monitoring in the refuge with automatic wildlife detection cameras have identified multiple individual endangered Tasmanian Devils and vulnerable Spotted tailed quolls breeding and living on the Tier.


Other interesting animals recorded in the area include; eastern barred bandicoot, Green and Gold Frog, Tasmanian Bettong, wombats, pademelons, bennetts wallabies, echidnas, and wedgetailed eagles.


Some of the smaller planting team members.


Zoodoo is protecting and managing this reserve at Coal River Tier for its natural values plus promoting connectivity and ecosystem services. Developing innovative approaches to engage the community and zoo visitors in this exciting project will be instrumental in defining future directions for Zoodoo.

Some neighbouring properties along the Tier have also recognised the natural values of this vegetation with a conservation covenant on one 320 acre title and a Land for Wildlife block on another 55 acres. The Zoo hopes to seek further collaboration with the aim of promoting the protection and management of this valuable native forest remnant.

This is a great example of increasing your impact! Through the support from Health Nest, this project is now growing by leaps and bounds.


The trees will be maintained and looked after. 



This partnership between Health Nest and Fifteen Trees, proves you don’t have to be a big organisation with us to help the planet via purchasing native trees to regenerate our planet. We welcome small, mediium and large organisations to get behind our pledge to work towards a greener environment.


If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable business, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]>.



Writer – Lou Ridsdale

Lou a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Lou founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. You can find Lou here




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