There was a welcome pause in the rain when Paul Carroll, Managing Director and Trevor Baker, Senior Health & Safety Manager, visited Abberton Reservoir. The trip to the Essex Wildlife Trust site, allowed them to see how the saplings we’ve donated were making a difference.
Since 2016, we’ve donated 18,000 trees, bushes and hedging plants to Abberton, as part of our Time4Trees programme. And we’ll continue to support Abberton with further projects in the future.
The hedgerow plants we supplied, included oak, field maple, crab apple and hawthorn, and will help to encourage insects, small mammals and birds to the area. We also planted trees in two other areas of the reservoir that are also growing well.
“It was great to see how much the trees and hedgerows have grown already and the contribution it makes to the Abberton site,” said Trevor.
As a business that uses a natural resource, we are committed to our Time4Trees programme. In fact, we’re committed to planting 6 trees for every cubic metre of timber used, per year.
“In the past, plastic tree guards have been used on the saplings we donate. Now, we’re donating biodegradable tree guards, which can be used in place of plastic. They rot down after a few years, unlike the plastic guards, which have to be removed and disposed of,” said Paul Carroll.
Thank you to Katie and Jo at the Essex Wildlife Trust for taking the time to show us around and share their knowledge.