ABOUT 12 brave souls battled the conditions to do their part for the environment.
Representatives from GJ Gardner Homes planted over 500 trees at a Woodstock West property earlier this month as part of their agreement to plant 15 trees for every house they built.
The native trees were sourced from Eaglehawk's Neangar Nursery and Revegetation Plants.
GJ Gardner Homes' are working with environmental organisation Fifteen Trees to reduce their carbon footprint.
GJ Gardner Homes Bendigo sales and marketing assistant Reanna Barnett said it was satisfying to put their mark on the land.
"It was freezing cold but luckily the rain held off," she said.
"The property owners were very appreciate of our efforts and invited us back in 12 months to check on the progress of the trees planted.
"I believe they will still be standing there in 200 years time."