October 6, 2021

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A very special project based on environmental and human rehabilitation in community took place when trees were planted on two sites for Ballarat based web design company Stoke Design Co.

TREES PLANTED

245

Stoke Design Co. are a graphic design studio who produce beautiful websites and branding. We should know – they have designed and launched our website!

 

 

Leigh Ericksen and the staff at Stoke Design Co. are all about high quality production, but also focus on sustainability and ethics when it comes to how they run their business. They have been supporting Fifteen Trees since 2020 and are a welcomed backer of our tree planting projects.

 

native vegetation
Site of tree planting at Narmbool (Wadawurrung Country), in Elaine Victoria, which is only 30 km’s from Stoke Design Co.’s office door.

 

With the 2021 tree planting season really pumping thanks to a lovely wet Winter creating ideal planting conditions, 120 trees have been placed in the ground to bring a positive change to the environment.

 

Tarrengower Prison  / 60 Trees

With the help of Planet Ark and Maldon Landcare, 60 of these trees were planted at Tarrengower Prison on Dja Dja Wurrung Country on National Tree Day to create a native corridor for generations to enjoy.

 

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Some of the tree planting crew onsite at HM Prison Tarrengower, Maldon Victoria

 

This planting project was indeed unique, as it was held as a private event for the women inmates and staff of Tarrengower Prison to be part of the planting team as well.

 

A hand planting a native Australian tree
A truly unique project at HM Prison Tarrengower, bringing a great sense of community for inmates & staff alike

 

All of the participants were eager to learn and teach each other, especially for women involved who had never planted a tree before. It is a privilege to be able provide the opportunity for the women to be involved in creating a positive environmental change for the community and we hope to see these trees still thriving in years to come.

After scrubbing the dirt from our nails, we all enjoyed a barbeque lunch in celebration of National Tree Day…everyone was in such high spirits! We had nearly 30 participants on the day including staff. The weather was amazing and all the women had such a good time, they are asking when the next one is.

Thank you so much for assisting to help make this day as good as it was.

Shauna Keaveney, Recreation, Health and Wellbeing Officer

 

Elaine / 60 Trees

The remaining 60 trees planted were planted at Narmbool on Wadawurrung Country, in Elaine Victoria, which is only thirty kilometres from Stoke Design Co.’s office door.

 

native Australian landscape
The endangered Growling Grass Frog will benefit greatly from the plantings.

 

The tree species and native vegetation planted, which will provide homes to so many species including some which are endangered, included: Messmate Stringybark, Mana Gum. Candlebark, Tree Violet, Silver Tussock, Blackwood, Hedge Wattle etc.

 

Thank you to supporters of Fifteen Trees. You have enabled us to continue our revegetation work at Narmbool. At this stage we are working on Williamsons Creek. Here we wish to improve the quality of the water and increase habitat for the endangered species of frog that we have on site – Growling Grass Frog.

Mathew Dowler | Co-ordinator | Narmbool Environmental Discover Camps

 

We thank Leigh from the fabulous team at Stoke Design Co. for their ongoing efforts and commitment to Planet Earth and us. Inspiring stuff! Here’s the link to their other 60 trees in Oct and 65 trees in Dec 2020.

 

Writer; Lou Ridsdale.

Lou is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019. She is a big-minded green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone is capable of leading 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 own digital/comms agency Hey Hoe Let’s Grow Socials. 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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