December 19, 2013


Meredith Reserve, Victoria.


Peter Bull, General Manager of Viatek Central Victoria (Bendigo) was keen to reduce the carbon footprint of the 11 vehicles in his fleet by having 165 trees planted on his behalf. A quick look at the website told me that Viatek is in the ‘technology game’.  Apart from the list of products and services, the website also had loads of green hints to help offices become more sustainable (e.g. how to get the most out of your inks and toners). I picked up a great couple of new ideas. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Police Reserve at Meredith.
Police Reserve at Meredith.
The Viatek trees went out to Meredith and were planted by Hedley Thomson and his team at BEN (Ballarat Environmental Network). Nine volunteers worked along side each other to plant the indigenous trees (which included Black Wattles). All the trees had tree guards to help protect the seedlings for the first year.  Next year, Hedley and co will head back out to remove the guards and check on the trees progress. Fifteen Trees and BEN have had a long relationship and I am delighted to be able to continue to support them. BEN draws on local knowledge and experience to achieve great outcomes for the environment. Slainte – Colleen[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]



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.