Premier plans to plant 5,000 trees

by | Oct 24, 2016 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

The UK’s largest independent paper merchant aims to plant around 1,000 trees for each year of its five-year association with The Woodland Trust.

Premier plans to take 200 people to help assist with the tree planting, comprising of a mixture of staff and customers, with the event scheduled to take place on the 24 November at the Woodland Trust-owned Heartwood Forest in Hertfordshire.

The Premier customers and staff will be looking to plant a wide variety of native tree species at the location, including; Hawthorn, small leaved lime, alder, grey sallow, common oak, downy birch, silver birch, wild cherry, dog rose, blackthorn, aspen, field maple, crab apple, rowan and hornbeam amongst others.

This latest tree planting feat is the third successive Premier tree planting event to take place at Heartwood Forest, which is set to become the UK’s largest continuous new native woodland.

Over the past year customers who participated and engaged in Premier’s Carbon Capture scheme have helped to plant over 55,000 trees with the Woodland Trust, all of which has helped to capture some 11,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is a fantastic environmental achievement.

Commenting on this latest planned tree planting day of action, and the five year anniversary of the association with The Woodland Trust, Premier Paper Group, marketing director, Dave Jones, stated: “Our Carbon Capture programme has gone from strength to strength over the last 5 years with over 380 customers now fully engaged with the scheme, with 100% of the revenue raised from the Carbon Capture programme going directly to the Woodland Trust, making a real contribution to the creation of new native woodland across the UK.”

“The success of Carbon Capture is that it is a great way for organizations to demonstrate their environmental values to their stakeholders. The programme provides support with marketing communication material, certificates from the Woodland Trust detailing the amount of CO₂ captured and the opportunity for organizations to invite their customers and stakeholders to come and take part in tree planting days.”

“Woodland creation in the UK not only locks up CO₂ but creates important habitats for wildlife and green spaces for local communities.”

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