November 27, 2022

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Planted in

Planting trees in memory of loved ones.

Saying goodbye to our loved ones can be so hard. How heartening to think that a memory of them lives on in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. Here a living plant is finding its feet and settling in for generations worth of service to the planet.

TREES PLANTED

100

Thompson Family Funerals has been helping the district say goodbye to its people since 1918, just after the First World War. A business just doesn’t last that long without a strong connection to the needs and values of the community. It will come as no surprise to learn that Thompson Family Funerals also gives back to the health of the planet.

Peter Thompson has been a long time supporter of our tree planting projects, and this year we are planting his 1,000th tree. Most recently Thompson Family Funerals partnered with Fifteen Trees to contribute 100 trees to a regeneration project in the far north district of the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest with Daintree Life.

 

Building site in the Daintree Rainforest in process of being restored back into forest.

 

Daintree Life is a small conservation group situated up in the Daintree Forest of far north Queensland. They have been planting trees in the Daintree since 2018. They firmly believe in restoring and expanding natural habitat for wildlife. Founders, Connie and Dave Pinson, work closely with Queensland Parks and Wildlife, removing rank grasses and weeds in the National Park to restore food resources and ecological function. Funding from Thompson Funerals has enabled them to continue with their revegetation work on sites within the forest that were cleared of vegetation for homes but never developed.

 

Dave from Daintree Life.

 

Losing a loved one is a profound and life-changing experience for which it is difficult to prepare. It is heartening to know that a memory of them lives on in the Daintree Rainforest in far north Queensland.

 

Writer: Colleen 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.

 

 

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

1110 TREES PLANTED

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!

1,500 TREES PLANTED

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.

50 TREES PLANTED

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.