In late 2021 we teamed up with our local Council to provide 6,900 young trees for planting in Basildon’s Gloucester Park. The park is just part of a huge council initiative called the Big Basildon Tree Planting Project, that will see 13,000 new trees planted over three important locations in the area – 10,160 of which have been donated by Brown & Carroll.
As you’ll see from the short film above, the 6,900 saplings are safely in the ground at Gloucester Park and beginning to grow. The trees are a carefully selected variety of species, all from the British isles. Most importantly, they have been planted using eco-friendly methods, including composted mulch and sustainable guards and stakes.
Basildon Councillor Craig Rimmer, Chairman of the Leisure and Environment Committee, said:
“This is the biggest project to plant trees in the borough for many years and wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers from across the community and local businesses.”
Managing Director of Brown & Carroll, Paul Carroll, said: