Doing good with wood


As part of our ongoing commitment to doing business sustainably, we have recently sponsored another 6,000 tree, hedgerow and bush plantings. 3,000 of these are being planted at the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Abberton Reservoir Reserve, with the rest distributed into national projects across the UK. The plantings will benefit wildlife by providing food and shelter, as well as reducing disturbance from the centre’s visitors.

Jo Wray, Senior Warden and Team Leader at the reserve says “Thanks to Brown & Carroll’s sponsorship, we can also try new bio-degradable guards which last 3-4 growing seasons and then start to rot from the bottom up. This is so much better as we won’t be left wondering what to do with plastic guards and how to dispose of them.”

Brown & Carroll Director, Steve Brown, says:

“Brown & Carroll’s ongoing partnership with Time 4 Trees and the Essex Wildlife Trust, is a great example of how businesses can do good. Trees play a vital part in our business, but they are also essential to healthy communities and landscapes.

As it is the 40th anniversary of National Tree Week, we felt now was a good time to raise awareness of the great work carried out by organisations such as Time 4 Trees, the National Tree Council and the Wildlife Trust, to combat issues such as ash dieback. We are delighted to be able to support them by sponsoring plantings in fantastic projects, both here on our doorstep, and across the UK.”

In addition to the Essex plantings, we are supporting the London Wildlife Trust with a number of exciting initiatives in the capital, where many of our clients are based. Designed to benefit local communities and wildlife in more built up urban areas, projects include a new urban wetland in Hackney and flood alleviation projects in Lambeth.

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