November 6, 2017


Eighteen supporters and 395 trees.


Fifteen Trees relies on a number of individuals and companies to assistance us in supporting community tree planting projects. This month, we gathered up 18 supporters and had their trees (395) planted at the one site. Westgate Park, Melbourne.

With the Westgate Bridge as a backdrop, the Friends of Westgate Park have now planted 4,000 trees generously supplied by supporters of Fifteen Trees. The group is engaged in a very successful re-vegetation program at the park which involves annual planting of between 20,000 and 25,000 trees. As these trees grow, the biodiversity of the area is improving. It is becoming a popular place for people and for the birds and animals that choose to make the park their home.

tree planting

Thank you to the following individuals and companies for your generous contributions: Richard Findlay-Jones from EcoEnviro (50 trees), Richarda (30 trees) on behalf of her father Andy, Colin Petrie from Pro-Act Business Accounting (60 trees), Deb Bourke (30 trees), 15 trees to reduce the carbon footprint of her car and another 15 trees to reduce the carbon footprint of her 2 dogs and Andrea Hurley at Hattie and the Wolf (15 trees) for her on-line EcoWarrior gift packages.

Thank you also to my favourite professor Charles Taliferro at St Olaf College in Minnesota (15 trees) and his lucky students: Jim Farrel, Camilla & Leila, Kyle, Mark, Bob, L, Audrey, Andrew, Richard Smith, Alex, Arthur, Thomas, Natasha, Christopher and in memory of Michele Ronweiler (1952-2014),  Sr Michelle Nailon (15 trees), Sr Anne Hill (15 trees), Sr Margaret (15 trees),  Ilewellyn Wishart (15 trees), Ryan Sculley (15 trees), Sally Jones (15 trees)  and Claire Coulson (15 trees).

And finally, a huge thank you to Angela Semple from Compass Financial Group (15 trees), Andrew Grant from Golden Nugget Discover Tours (15 trees),  Fiona Machin and Elizabeth Hardiman (15 trees) from the City of Ballarat who wanted the trees as a gift for their Host Families, to say thanks for looking after students and teachers from Inagawa-cho (Sister City) in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan.

The last 45 trees I have had planted for 2 special people, 15 trees for Angelka , who wrote a beautiful tree poem that stuck our hearts! And 30 trees for Daniel Melbourne who turned 30 last month.

Many of those mentioned above regularly contribute to allow us to continue our tree planting projects.

Big love to you all.

Sláinte – Colleen   Planting trees



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.