22 March 2019
Leading environmental charity City of Trees along with companies from across the city region helped plant over 300 trees, with over 4,000 new saplings planned to be planted.
Businesses including Bruntwood, Airport City Manchester and Bowmer and Kirkland are part of the 100 Trees Club and have made a commitment to sustainability in Greater Manchester.
Employees from and Mott MacDonald, Beechfield Brands and Pelican Communications ‘dug deep’ on 20th March to plant 300 saplings on Crompton Moor in Oldham.
The new trees will improve biodiversity, create new homes for wildlife as well as tackling flooding.
Throughout the duration of the project over 4,000 trees will be planted on the moor.
Nick Haynes, Engineering Geologist from Mott MacDonald who attended the event with colleagues commented “We were inspired by the idea of the Northern Forest and wanted to get involved locally.” He adds; “As a company who are passionate about sustainability we have a really good synergy with City of Trees. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and it feels great to make a positive contribution to the environment”.
Sian Day, City of Trees comments – “As a charity we need to raise over £1m a year to continue our work planting trees, managing woodland and connecting more people to nature. We rely on the support of companies like our fantastic 100 Trees Club members to help make this happen.”