Established in 2006, Launch Recruitment is an award-winning and quality assured talent solutions organisation specialising in partnering leading organisations with outstanding technology professionals Australia-wide. Launch provides a range of services to both public and private organisations including contract and permanent agency recruitment, executive search, payroll, contingent workforce management (MSP), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and talent advisory.
Launch are committed to changing lives for the better; the lives of all involved including employees, candidates, clients and community. What makes them different is their passion for ‘care’. Caring is their number one value, embedded in the way they work including who they hire, who they do business with, how they service customers and how they contribute to better outcomes in the community.
Launch is proud to partner with Fifteen Trees to support our carbon footprint reduction initiatives. We are passionate about making a positive contribution to a sustainable future. As our commitment to the environment, we aim to plant one new tree for each new employee. Thank you to Fifteen Trees for providing an opportunity for people to get involved with their community and build a connection to the land.
Rebecca Wallace | Director | Launch Group
Launch’s trees (60) were planted at Axe Creek on Dja Dja Wurrung land, known as djandak. The site has a Trust for Nature covenant on it to preserve it in perpetuity. The Campaspe River runs through the site.
Due to long-term grazing, the understory had been destroyed with very little native grass, native shrubs or flowers remaining. The beautiful big old eucalypts were intact though. Close to the river they are the iconic River Red Gums and higher up away from the river it is mainly Grey Box, many of which are large and very old with numerous hollows. Three of these trees are registered scar trees.
The project, in simple terms, has been to remove the sheep, progressively eradicate the weeds and introduced grasses and plant indigenous grasses and shrubs in their place. Kangaroo grass, wallaby grass, wattle varieties, Austral indigo, various native daisies, hop bush, hakea and weeping she-oaks are some of the species that have been planted at this site.
The property is blessed with a wide range of wildlife, such as; kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas, platypus, possums, a wonderful array of birds and reptiles. Some of the more interesting examples are the Tawney Frogmouth, Powerful owl, Azure Kingfisher, Spotted Pardalote, Tree Creeper and Robin Redbreast.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful assistance we have received. It is gratefully accepted.
Bill & Jo Morrissey | Members | Axe Creek Landcare
Thank you to the team at Launch for enabling the planting of these 60 native trees in Central Victoria, the home of the River Red Gums and the iconic Tawny Frogmouth (featured image from Australian Geographic).
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. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child. You can find Lou here
Fifteen Trees helps individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint through sponsoring Australian community tree planting projects.
Fifteen Trees acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where we work, live and learn.