July 30, 2011




Shayne Westblade from Ballarat Stationers was one of the first business managers I approached when I begun Fifteen Trees 18 months ago. His enthusiastic response encouraged me to continue with the idea of approaching companies to carbon offset their cars by supplying trees to Landcare and landowners.
Shayne carbon offset his 5 work vehicles with Fifteen Trees and as a result 75 trees have been planted. Sixty at Turlyndale (letter below) and another fifteen were give to the students at Lumen Christi Primary school (Delacombe)  for their tree planting day. Hi Colleen, We have planted the trees in two locations to supplement other plantings and we are trying to link our trees to give the native birds a connection with some remnant vegetation that exists about our property. The first 20 trees have been planted now for about 3 – 4 weeks  and appear to be doing quite well. The last 40 were planted last week end and as you will see by the photo we have put both mulch and an old tyre about the trees to try and protect them from rabbits, etc. Lyn
Thank you Shayne for your support of rural Landcare groups and landowners  who (in many places) are the caretakers of our beautiful country.
Cheers – Colleen     The number of trees planted (to date) through Fifteen Trees – 3735.



June 12, 2024
Individual actions really do matter! Individually we can really only make small differences to the world around us, but collectively our numbers add up. And if enough individuals are involved then forests can be grown!


June 10, 2024
We have a handful of organisations who purchase trees when they can. These organisations are masters of ingenuity when it comes to incorporating tree planting into their business practices.


May 21, 2024
The Institute of Public Accounts has supported one of our revegetation projects by purchasing a tree for every attendee at their recent Victorian Conference held in Ballarat, VIC. The trees (70) were planted in the district, in the weeks following the conference.