November 6, 2011


Trees as Gifts.



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Sam and Ned helping to plant 60 native trees.

Over the course of the year I find myself giving gifts of trees in appreciation of people’s support. In 2011, I gave trees to two landowners in central Victoria. Sixty trees went to Charley from Metcalf and another sixty went to Nicole (her 2 boys are pictured) from the Bendigo region. Those who had trees planted  on their behalf included: Asha from Angus & Celeste (15 trees), Natasha Palmer from Phoenix Racer (15 trees), the women who attended the Women’s Network Australia Green Luncheon (40 trees) in June and those who voted for Fifteen Trees as part of ‘Best Australian Blogs’ an initiative of the Sydney Writer’s Centre, back earlier in the year. I planted one tree per vote which equalled 50 trees. However,  I’m not sure if bribery was actually encouraged in the competition – probably not!

Nicole writes ‘Thank you very much for this program which enables families to restore their properties and leave them in a vastly better condition than they found them.  Our two boys (two and four) loved getting their hands dirty and helping plant the trees ensures that they will inherit our passion and learn the skills necessary to be future custodians of the land’.

So, I thank you for either voting for my blog, listening to me talk at a WNA luncheon or in the case of Asha and Natasha pushing their companies to reduce their carbon footprints with Fifteen Trees.

Cheers – Colleen

The number of trees planted with the assistance of Fifteen Trees supporters – 6690.  [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]



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!


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.


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.