May 1, 2024

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Plantchester. Doing it for the earth.

As a business, we have a responsibility to reduce the overall impact of our operations, not just for our customers, but for the whole community. We chose to support Fifteen Trees because they’re genuinely making a difference in an authentic way through community engagement and positive education and that’s exactly what the world needs’. Plantchester.

TREES PLANTED

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Mindful manchester – who would have thought? Tim Berenyi at Plantchester did actually! And we are in awe of how clever his idea is. What’s ethical manchester? With GOTS certified hemp as their material of choice, Oeko-Tek certified dyes and  elastic-free fitted sheets, Plantchester ensures you can sleep in bed linen that is plastic-free, chemical-free and legitimately sustainable.

 

Plantchester have teamed up with Fifteen Trees to be truly ethical when it comes to business. Tim and the team annually support our tree planting projects by purchasing native trees for community tree planting projects in Australia.

 

 

 

 

When businesses are this creative and mindful when it comes to the planet, it shows real leadership and innovation. We can take a look at how things ‘have always been done’ and shift that paradigm. The other advantages of their products is they are hypoallergenic, heat regulating, and antifungal, which is a blessing for those with issues of this nature, as they can be assured a gentle night’s sleep.

 

Tim Berenyi | Founder | Plantchester

 

Mornington Peninsula, VIC / 50 trees / 2024

The Somers Koala Habitat Project (Coolart to Cerberus Biolink) is a wonderful project to support. Over 70% of landholders have confirmed their intent to participate and the project is also backed by Mornington Peninsula Shire, Parks Victoria and the Department of Defence. And now with sponsors such as Fifteen Trees and Plantchester, this revegetation project is growing by leaps and bounds.

 

Young volunteer.

 

Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC), is a group dedicated to creating a koala wildlife corridor (connecting existing sections of koala habitat and food trees) on the Mornington Peninsula. This involves planting in the existing koala corridors, thereby encouraging koalas out of urban areas and away from the many threats they face.

 

To achieve our goals, we need funding to purchase trees for the wildlife corridors. All money received goes directly towards bringing our projects and goals to life.

Dirk Jensan | Coordinator | MPKC

 

Some of the trees planted included native species such as; Drooping Sheoak, Coastal Banksia, Messmate, Swamp Gum, Coastal Manna Gum, Narrow-leafed Peppermint, Black Wattle, Blackwood, Scented and Swamp Paperbark and Silky Hakea.

 

Dirk and the team from MPKC.

 

Redcastle, VIC / 30 trees / 2023

The trees were planted at Redcastle, Taungurung Country, VIC by members of the Campaspe Valley Landcare Network. The site is significant because it was very depleted having been used for gold mining previously. The district is Ironbark country, and the main trees planted at this site were Sheoaks, Wattles and Melaleuca.  The plants were chosen largely to support endangered species within the area, in particular the pollinating species of native birds and insects.

 

Christine from Redcastle.

 

The She-Oaks are hardy and provide food for Black Cockatoos (endangered) as well as Squirrel and Sugar gliders, goannas and a variety of Honeyeaters, including the (also endangered) Regent Honeyeater.

 

I would like to sincerely thank the kind souls who contribute to this important program which enables people such as myself to care for country, restore degraded land and soils and provide habitat for future generations of native wildlife.

Christine Wrest-Smith | Member | Campaspe Landcare Network

 

 

Ironbark Country.

 


 

Plantchester products also help to build soils by increasing soil organic matter, and drawdown carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This is done because their choice of dyes are plant based (think walnuts and ti-tree flowers), coupled with their use of 100% hemp fibres, (which sequesters more CO2 than any other crop), meaning they don’t degrade the soil, they actually increase soil organic matter, and drawdown carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

 

Thank you Tim for your support of our rural tree planting projects.

 

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

 

 

Writer – Lou Ridsdale

 

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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