September 22, 2022


Taking Corporate Responsibility Seriously.

Two teams of ten JLL employees ventured out on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th September with one thing on their minds – tree planting!



JLL takes their corporate responsibility seriously, and it shone through when their employee Joshua Fisher contacted us to ask about a tree planting activity for his Melbourne colleagues.


Monday’s team.


JLL are a world leader in real estate services. They buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech start-ups to global firms, their clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology.


Wednesday’s team


One of JLL’s business mantras is ‘we embrace the human side of business, which makes us better at delivering the business side of business’. The walking the talk in this sentiment is evident in JLL not only supporting community tree planting projects, but going the full yards in co-ordinating staff to roll up their sleeves, put their hands in the soil and plant native trees and shrubs alongside us and volunteers from Westgate Park.


Watching the instructions on how to properly plant a tree.


Bili Nursery & Landcare Inc. who manage Westgate Park, is a community-based not-for-profit organisation. They grow and sell locally indigenous plants and are transforming Westgate Park into a natural, bush-like place for people to enjoy. Bili help enhance and protect the natural environment and its biodiversity in the Sand-belt region of Melbourne. It is a pleasure to be able to support them.


In the interests of biodiversity a variety of native trees, shrubs and grasses were planted.


Activities such as tree planting days, not only get staff out into the great outdoors but also bring about a sense of purpose for employees and pride when they achieve a mighty feat such as putting 1,000 trees in the ground together. Not to mention the added bonus of group participation and extended camaraderie to the office when they return.



Thank you Josh and the JLL crew and we know the animals, and humans who take in the beauty of Westgate Park for years to come, will do the same.



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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