April 16, 2015


Two trees for two women.


Two very special trees have been planted by students at the Specialist Farm School in Ballarat on the behalf of 2 very special women. The trees, will provide future shade for students and teachers, as well as enhance the beauty of the school grounds. The trees have been planed in memory of Yutha Valpied (93 years old) and Jacinta Quinn (in her prime). The mature elms were sourced from Avalon Native Nursery at Haddon (Central Victoria). I wanted to have a tree planted for both my dear friend Mary, who lost her mother last year and my favorite cousin Celestine who unfairly lost his beautiful sister Jacinta earlier this month. A Poem by Helen Jackson (1830-1885). The tree looked on the stars, but loved the Brook! O silver-voiced! if thou wouldst wait, My love can bravely woo. All smiles forsook The brook’s white face. Too late! Too late! I go to wed the sea. I know not if my love would curse or bless thee. I may not, dare not, tarry to caress thee, Oh, do not follow me! Slainte – Colleen



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.