National Tree Day - Artwork: Colleen and Albert from Fifteen Trees plant their 10,000th tree on National Tree Day.

Colleen and Albert from Fifteen Trees plant their 10,000th tree on National Tree Day.

Colleen and Albert from Fifteen Trees plant their 10,000th tree on National Tree Day. © Colleen Filippa

National Tree Day found Albert and I planting out 12 mature trees on the school grounds of Phoenix College Ballarat. It was a pretty good day in that we were planting out our 10,000th tree. You see we run Fifteen Trees (a small green company that plants trees on the behalf of others). Normally we don't get to plant at all because the trees are usually planted by community groups and landowners. So, it was good to get out in the environment and actually do some planting.

Photo: Colleen Filippa © Colleen Filippa 2012