Tree-mendous! Squire’s Garden Centres donate 50 trees to Woking
Silver Birch trees have been planted on the Littlewick roundabout opposite Squire’s in Woking
L-R: John Jary (Squire’s Woking), Josh Else (Woking Council Cultural Support Officer) & Dave Frye (Woking Council Tree Officer)
Squire’s Garden Centres has donated 50 Silver Birch trees to Woking Borough Council as part of their ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. Some of the trees were planted on the Littlewick roundabout opposite Squire’s on Tuesday 18th February, in a joint effort by the Council’s teams and Squire’s employees.
Cllr Kevin Davis, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental and Sustainability, said: “Woking boasts some of the best green spaces in Surrey. The 50 silver birch trees, kindly donated by Squire’s Garden Centres, will be planted at various locations across the borough enhancing the places where we work and live, whilst helping to clean the air that we breathe, support wildlife and reduce the amount of carbon in our atmosphere.”
Squire’s campaign started last autumn, when they pledged to donate 5p for every plant sold in September 2019. This has enabled them to donate 300 trees to parks and green spaces in over 30 locations, including Priory Park in Reigate, Dinton Pastures Country Park in Wokingham, Stoke Recreation Ground in Guildford, Hickleys Corner in Farnham, Homewood Park in Chertsey, and Broom Road Recreation Ground in Teddington.
Squire’s Chairman Sarah Squire commented; “We are very proud of our ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. We want to thank our customers by giving back to the local area, and what better way to do this than by providing stunning Silver Birch trees that people can enjoy for years to come. Silver Birch are native British trees that are great for the environment, as they can improve air and soil quality, and they are also good for wildlife too, providing food and habitats for many birds and insects. We have been working closely with local councils and community groups who have planted the young trees this February in numerous parks and green spaces, so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.”