GVA has taken part in a tree planting initiative at the Smithills Estate in Bolton, alongside their environmental partner the Woodland Trust.
Volunteering last week, four members of the GVA team joined the Woodland Trust in planting more than 100 trees of native British species including Oak and Rowan. The project forms the early stages of a five-year project on the Smithills Estate in Bolton, which will see hundreds of trees planted with plans to eventually link up to form part of the Northern Forest.
Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. GVA has been working with the Woodland Trust to mitigate carbon from its business practices, and through donating £20,000 per year to the charity, GVA has mitigated 2,000 tonnes of CO2.
GVA has recently announced it is expanding its level of support to not only reduce carbon from its 11 offices across the UK, including the Manchester office, but also cut down its business mileage.
Ella Woodward, Development Surveyor and part of the PDR team at GVA, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Woodland Trust and continue to help protect and preserve the UK’s woodland areas.
The team had a great day volunteering at Smithills Estate in Bolton, although we narrowly missed the snow that was forecast for the weekend! We planted around 100 trees.
The Woodland Trust project is a worthwhile initiative to be a part of, and as part of GVA’s plans to expand its support for the charity, we can’t wait to get involved again next year.”