October 18, 2012

|

Tree Planting for F.W. Barnes & Son.

TREES PLANTED

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Windswept landscape at Meredith.

Simon Mulqueen from F. W. Barnes & Son Funerals has once again supported tree planting groups in the Ballarat District.  Simon annually plants one tree for every funeral service he conducts in Ballarat and Bendigo. As a result last month, 100 trees were planted by local community networks at Meredith (as shown above) and another 150 trees at Ross Creek (as shown below).

[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
More windswept landscape at Ross Creek.

At Ross Creek, Rosemary Barnett from Landcare Victoria planted their trees with the help of local volunteers. Over at Meredith, Hedley Thompson from BEN (Ballarat Environmental Network) also worked with a group of volunteers. He writes “What we found really exciting (when we went back to check on the trees), was to observe the large number of indigenous chocolate lilies and other ground flora that was coming up around many of these trees.  These plants – not observed in recent years – have obviously benefited from the spraying of planting sites, carried out several months prior to the plantings, to kill the exotic grasses that otherwise dominate the planting area. Just shows you the power of survival – despite years of being submerged under the heavy cover of grasses, these apparently delicate plants still survive. We look forward to seeing these plants flowering over the coming months.  Just another benefit of putting back the trees.”

Local native nurseries have also benefited from Simon’s generosity, in this case – Treehome Nursery and Ballarat Wild Plants.

Slainte – Colleen  [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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.