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Big Basildon tree planting scheme

We’re one of two local businesses to support the biggest local tree planting initiative in the area this century.

Almost 13,000 trees are set to be planted in three sites across Basildon. And we are proud to be involved in it.

The trees will be planted at the following sites:

Gloucester Park – 6,900 trees
Miles Gray Road – 1,700 trees
Christopher Martin Road – 4,100 trees

“Many years ago we made a serious commitment to plant six trees for every single cubic metre of timber we use. So, we’re delighted to be donating the trees required for the Big Basildon tree planting project,”

said Paul Carroll, Managing Director.

The trees include a variety of species native to the British Isles, which is an important part of tree planting projects such as this. And they’ll be planted using sustainable methods, including composted mulch and sustainable guards and stakes.

Essex County Council’s Forestry and Woodland Officer, Tom Moat, said:

“The successful establishment of so many trees will have a positive impact on the people and wildlife of the area. And will help tackle both the climate and ecological emergencies that we are all facing.”

With the continued challenge we face to protect our environment, we hope there will be more projects like this to be a part of.

“This wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers from across the community and local businesses. I would like to extend my thanks to them as well as partners for helping to fund this excellent and worthwhile project,”

added Councillor Craig Rimmer, Chairman of the Leisure and Environment Committee.