May 11, 2023


Simplicity Funerals Ballarat. Caring for Community.

Thank you to Simplicity Funerals for helping to look after the beautiful Ballarat district by purchasing trees for community groups to plant. Since 2010, Simplicity Funerals (formally Harrison Funerals) have sponsored the planting 920 trees. Thirteen years of community support!



Simplicity Funerals strive to ‘ensure that every family’s funeral experience is a positive one and through their care and service they are able to ease some of the grief and assist the healing process’. With the assistance of Fifteen Trees, Simplicity Funerals Ballarat, plants one native tree on the behalf of every family who use their service.


Simplicity Funerals Ballarat are proud to be affiliated with Fifteen trees. Not only are we committed to supporting our client families in their time of need, but also happy to support our planet.

For every funeral service entrusted into our care, one native tree is planted in the Ballarat district. We are dedicated to doing our part in living more sustainability.

David Franzo | Director |Simplicity Funerals





This year, we planted 120 native trees on Wadawurrang Country in the Central Highlands of Victoria on the behalf of Simplicity Funerals Ballarat. In the interests of biodiversity the plants were a mixture of trees, shrubs and ground-covers. Eucalyptus species included Creswick Scented Bark, Manna Gum, Candle Bark and Narrow-leafed Peppermint. Woody Tea Tree, Silver Banksia and Golden Wattle were also planted.


Andrew Ballesty at Enfield.


Ballarat and district, is home to many birds of prey such as the Powerful Owl (top L), the Black Kite (top R), the Nankeen Kestrel (bottom L) and the Grey Goshawk (bottom R). All these predatory birds will benefit from the recent planting at these sites. These native trees, shrubs and grasses will attract insects and small mammals that will become a food source for these mighty birds.


Birds of prey or raptors The word raptor is derived from the Latin raptare, “to seize and carry off.”


A huge thank you to David Franzo and the team from Simplicity Funerals Ballarat, for supporting the beautiful Ballarat district by purchasing trees for community groups and their restoration projects.


Trees at Golden Plains.


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: Colleen B. 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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