We planted 1,500 trees in Salford, contributing to our goal of planting a tree for every man, woman and child across Greater Manchester.
2016 marked the tenth year of partnership between us and international charity Trees for Cities. To mark the anniversary, we hosted four tree planting sessions involving more than 100 volunteers, and planting 1,500 trees.
The new trees took root in West Salford along Port Salford greenway, which is a traffic-free cycling and walking path for leisure and commuting, connecting the communities of Winton, Peel Green and Brookhouse.
As well as replacing some of the trees lost when the recreational pathway was created, the trees will create a ‘green screen’ where the busy M60 motorway borders green spaces.
In addition to community groups taking part, businesses also got their hands dirty. Employees from PHS data solutions, a leading provider of document scanning, records management and confidential document destruction, funded the planting of 100 trees for customers as part of its World Paper Free pledge last autumn.
In addition staff from More Than Insurance came along to help contribute.
Through this partnership with Trees for Cities, since 2006 we’ve planted almost 35,000 trees engaged over 2,000 local volunteers.