June 7, 2022


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Team Work Makes The Dream Work.

On Friday 15th May the teams from both Michelin, and Fenner Dunlop, gathered to put their shoulder to the wheel in a different way to their usual daily workloads – to participate in a group tree planting at the beautiful Westgate Park and help build more biodiversity to this special spot in Port Melbourne, not far from the Michelin Melbourne offices. In total, these two companies planted a whopping 1,000 trees!



When you run a team of dedicated staff who all work day in/day out, side-by-side towards a common cause, it’s always an empowering and refreshing team-building exercise to do some corporate bonding together preferably offsite and in the great outdoors, to really galvanise a team’s purpose. The bonus of doing this with Fifteen Trees is that you also get to help protect our greatest asset – planet Earth! Plus, you learn new skills; how to plant and care for native trees!


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The team in action


The crew from Michelin, one of Australia’s largest tyre manufacturers, along with their Group Company Fenner Dunlop, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michelin and world leaders in the manufacture of conveyor belting for mining and industrial applications, should be proud of themselves for their commitment to helping our planet from their tree planting day. Working with the wonderful group at Westgate Biodiversity, they got the job done and had a lot of fun doing so.


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Tree planting equates to great team bonding!



“Overall, the Michelin team found the activity very rewarding.  It was a wonderful opportunity to give back to our local community while planting trees and spending time with colleagues.  We would definitely engage the Michelin team to do this again.”


Michelle HALLY | Internal Communications Manager | Michelin Australia Pty Ltd


Westgate Biodiversity includes Bili Nursery & Landcare Inc. and is a community-based not-for-profit organisation based at the foot of one of Melbourne’s most iconic and main transport arterials from the West to the city, Westgate Bridge.


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A day out in the fresh air, helping the planet.


They not only grow and sell locally indigenous plants, but work passionately in transforming Westgate Park into a natural, bush-like place for people to enjoy, and habitat for amazing biodiversity. The team from Michelin and Fenner Dunlop who ventured out – 20 for the morning session, 24 for the afternoon session truly helped this aim, with the planting of indigenous trees and shrubs, which will grow tall and strong in the months and years to come.


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 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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