Green-fingered colleagues at Swinton Group, the UK’s largest high street broker, partnered with City of Trees as part of the company’s commitment to plant trees in one of the most polluted areas of Greater Manchester.
The team worked with Kingsway and Barton Clough primary schools in Davyhulme to maintain the 650 birch trees, fruit trees and mixed saplings they’d planted at a launch in November.
Pupils helped to maintain the trees by cutting back grass and weeds and laying woodchip at the roots so they continue to grow.
It is hoped the new trees will help to improve air quality, reduce pollution and create a natural border around the schools, which are located beside the busy M60 motorway.
Anne Kirk, marketing director at Swinton Group, said: “We’ve partnered with City of Trees to benefit two Trafford primary schools near a busy motorway and help them improve their environment by combatting pollution, as well as educating pupils about the lifecycle of trees and providing a wildlife habitat.
“Pupils have been involved in gardening and learnt about how fruit is grown and trees thrive. As a company we are committed to working in the community and having a positive impact on the environment.”
Swinton is working with City of Trees, a charity which aims to improve the city region’s landscape by planting a tree for every man, woman and child in Greater Manchester.