Combating climate change in teignbridge

by | Feb 28, 2020 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

1500 trees planted in Teignbridge to help combat climate change.

As Teignbridge District Council’s grounds maintenance partner, idverde was delighted to help deliver the council’s ambitious plan to plant 1,500 trees during February as part of its 2020 tree planting programme.

Commenting on the launch of the tree planting initiative, Cllr Andrew MacGregor, Teignbridge District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Resorts and Open Spaces, explained:

“As a new administration, we have a strong emphasis on combatting climate change. Improving the landscape and environment of our beautiful district. Planting trees is a vital contribution to this process.

This will not only have an immediate impact but will make a positive contribution to the quality of life of our residents and visitors for generations to come.”

idverde was pleased to lend its support to this project. They cleared a 1,500 square metre area at St Michael’s Field in preparation for planting.

Members of idverde’s team were also on hand on 19th and 20th February to assist with planting, mulching, staking and guarding. Members of Teignbridge District Councillors also got involved ‘digging deep’ to help plant the trees.

Following the tree planting days, Lorraine Montgomery, Teignbridge District Council’s Head of Operational Services, said:

“Please thank your colleagues for helping us with the tree planting this week. I really appreciate them pulling out all the stops and helping us get all that done.

I know the conditions were awful and by all accounts they did a great job.”

idverde looks forward to continuing to support Teignbridge Council.