July 21, 2022


Waldron. Supporting our local revegetation projects.

When you’re a reputable business with a loyal and growing clientele you tend to move around the region a bit. Waldron Heating, Cooling and Hot Water currently maintains a fleet of thirteen vehicles to help with that movement. To reduce the carbon footprint of all this driving, Karl and Melanie Waldron have partnered with Fifteen Trees. We plant 15 trees per year for every car in the fleet.



Planting fifteen trees per vehicle is a simple and effective way to increase corporate environmental awareness and responsibility, and we thank Waldron Heating, Cooling, & Hot Water  for opting in. This year their 195 trees were planted as part of an ongoing commitment we have with Napoleons Landcare on Wadawurrung Country to help vegetate the area.


Volunteers at Cambrian Hill.


The trees were planted across 2 sites at Cambrian Hill Nature Reserve and Ross Creek. The new trees planted will help protect the existing gum trees on site and over time will provide habitat to the native animals that call this district home.


Volunteers still hard at work.


Karl, Melinda and their qualified team have been providing heating and cooling services for Ballarat and the Western District for over thirty years. Waldron Heating, Cooling & Hot Water also offer a clean, green and sustainable option when it comes to powering the home – solar power. And given their customers are spread over a wide area, they travel a tonne of kilometres annually, so it’s a brilliant move opting to plant trees to offset that carbon emission which all of vehicles inevitably produce.



Revegetation projects tend to rely on a number of sponsors to get trees in the ground. The more individual businesses that pledge to plant, the more likely the project is to grow into a resilient self-sustaining eco-system.

If you are also interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or check out our COMPANY page for more info.


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.




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