May 1, 2023


Planted in

House of Print. Creative solutions for the planet.

Capturing your art or precious moments on canvas is a wonderous thing, but it also can impact the environment due to the materials and inks used, which end up in waterways and into our soils. But when creative solutions happen for planet revitalisation via native tree planting projects it is a mighty thing.



House Of Print have teamed up with us at Fifteen Trees to contribute to help this mission of negating harmful chemicals and inks etc used in the print reproduction industry.


Ben Payne is the leading force behind the company, and he has studios in both Hepburn Springs, VIC, as well as Seventeen Mile Rocks, QLD. Ben’s foresight when it comes to addressing the environmental challenges his industry faces, is to be really appreciated. It is really gratifying to see so many organisations – big and small – ensuring they have an environmental and social conscience.



This month, we planted 50 trees at Edgecombe in the Campaspe Shire, Taungurung Country (Northern VIC) on the behalf of House of Print. The Shire of Campaspe is the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Yorta Yorta peoples. The planting group comprises of members who have rural properties in a part of the state that’s been extensively and intensively cleared since the 1840s. Members are aiming to re-establish some tree cover using locally indigenous species. They are also working on revegetating public lands, such as roadsides that are currently devoid of, or have very few, trees.



Some of the species planted included; Silver Wattle, Lightwood, Black Wattle, Blackwood, Buloke, Drooping Sheoake, River Bottlebrush, River Red Gum, Yellow Gum, Grey Box, Messmate, Snow Gum, Red Box and Manna Gum.


Many thanks to the sponsors. It would be a far more difficult job without your kind help, in fact very restrictive to proceed at all without your help.

Graham Connell | Member | Campaspe Valley Landcare Group


It is reassuring to know a company like The House Of Print, who specialise in high quality work to create custom prints, and offer artist canvases to clients are also looking after the planet.  As lovely as art is, and it is important to support the creative industries, it does leave a footprint, so we love The House Of Print’s excellent decision to pitch in to assist our Victorian indigenous tree planting projects.

You might even say – it’s picture perfect!


A variety of native plants ensures a greater biotic range.

If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> plus check out our COMPANY page for more info. 


Writer – Lou Ridsdale


Lou is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019. She is 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. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her side hustle Hey Hoe Let’s Grow. 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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