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Tree Planting with The Woodland Trust

Fleece packed: off we went to Hertfordshire – more specifically, Heartwood Forest – for a day of tree planting organised by The Woodland Trust and Premier Paper Group. We’re passionate about our commitment to the environment. Last Thursday, eleven of our team, along with five schools, braved drizzly November conditions to plant as many new trees as possible within three hours.


 

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We gathered at 9.30am, ready to be lead to the Woodland Carbon Site by wonderful Woodland Trust volunteers. A bacon roll and steaming cup of tea awaited us at the end of the 15-minute guided walk. After a brief explanation of the day ahead, we grab our spades and set to work digging and planting in perfectly neat rows.

I was on photo duty, and got straight to it, snapping away while everyone did an amazing job of filling this piece of countryside with a patchwork minefield (had to tread carefully) of tiny trees.

 

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The weather was definitely testing, but everyone stuck at it. After just three hours, the whole team had achieved an amazing 2,500 newly planted trees. Find out more about Woodland Trust’s Carbon for business scheme.